A Hudson County couple was arrested for trying to flee to Canada, violating a court order after the father was charging with sexually assaulting their daughter back in February.
On Monday, October 11th U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained a Hudson County couple who attempted to enter Canada with their minor child, despite there being a no contact order in place against the dad after he was arrested earlier this year for sexual assault of the girl when she was seven years old, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
The defendants, whose names are not being released to protect the identity of the victim, have both been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a crime of the second degree.
The father, a resident of Harrison, was additionally charged with disobeying a judicial order, a crime of the fourth degree.
On February 5th, 2021, the victim’s father was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after his daughter, now 12, reported to Kearny police that her father had sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old.
The case is currently pending in Hudson County Superior Court.
Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.