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Sexual Assault Incident in Jersey City Under Investigation

Hudson County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Hudson County announced that the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit is investigating a sexual assault that occurred in Jersey City on Sunday, June 2.AdHudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the 22-year-old female victim reported that in the morning hours, she was approached by an unknown male in a Journal Square neighborhood, and she entered the white vehicle he was operating.

Officials stated the male drove the victim a short distance to the area of Division Street and Eighth Street at approximately 7 a.m., where she reported being sexually assaulted in the vehicle.

During the early stages of the preliminary investigation, officials said a person of interest was identified. 

According to officials, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department, remains investigating the matter.

Anyone with information regarding this matter or wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.