Jersey City man arrested for sexual assault on an underage girl, prosecutor says

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A Jersey City man has been arrested for aggravated sexual assault on an underage girl, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Josue Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, shortly after 5:00 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office
Special Victims Unit arrested Josue Rodriguez, 60, of Jersey City, in the area of
Communipaw Avenue and Bergen Avenue in Jersey City.

Rodriguez was arrested in connection to alleged sexual crimes that occurred at Templo Refugio, located at 322 3rd St., in Jersey City.

The alleged crimes involved a juvenile female victim and were first reported to the Jersey
City Police Department by the mother of the victim earlier in the day on April 30.

Rodriguez has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and
endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said.

Suarez credited members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims
Unit for the arrest.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office SVU is actively investigating this case.

Anyone with
information is asked to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1234 or to leave an
anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at:
http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.