Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Mr. Michael Vivar, 23, of North Bergen, on charges involving the sexual assault and robbery of a 33-year-old woman in North Bergen.
Prosecutor Suarez said Vivar surrendered himself to detectives with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday at approximately 4:55 p.m.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, the North Bergen Police Department reported a 33-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by an unknown man she had met earlier in the day.
Prosecutor Suarez said the investigation by the Special Victims Unit revealed Vivar sexually assaulted the woman and stole money from her wallet.
Vivar then instructed a witness to provide a false report to detectives who were investigating the case.
Authorities charged Vivar with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Robbery, and Witness Tampering,
He was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance. The State has filed a motion for detention.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit, the North Bergen Police Department, and the Guttenberg Police Department with the investigation.