Jersey City man, 38, arrested for sexually assaulting girl when she was between the ages of 8 and 10


A 38-year-old man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a girl when she was between the ages of eight and 10, authorities said this afternoon.

Esteban Sarmiento. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Esteban Sarmiento, 38, of Jersey City, has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement. The victim, a North Bergen resident, is now 11 years old.

Sarmiento was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City at approximately 2 p.m. The state has filed a motion for detention and Sarmiento is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, January 26th.

Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest. Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.

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