Officers from the North Bergen Police Department responded to the Fountain Motel on Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen on the report of an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old female victim who had traveled to the metropolitan area from Washington, D.C. on June 12, shortly after 11:45 p.m.
The Special Victims Unit of the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor was notified and on June 13, after an investigation, members of the Unit and the North Bergen Police Department arrested Carlos Gonzalez, 46, of North Bergen, according to officials. He was arrested without incident officials said.
Gonzalez has been charged with Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Criminal Contact.
The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of Gonzalez, reports say. He is scheduled to make a court appearance on Wednesday, June 19.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest with assistance from the North Bergen Police Department.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.