Man allegedly committed sex crime on woman in West New York while her son, 7, was present


A man allegedly committed a sex crime on a woman in West New York yesterday while her seven-year-old son was present, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, members of the HCPO Special Victims Unit arrested Rogelio Rendon-Mejia, 42, of Hammonton, for committing a sex crime on a woman in West New York.

The crime occurred in the early morning following a gathering in an apartment on 51st Street. The victim was not known to Rendon-Mejia and her seven-year-old son was present at the time the crime occurred.

Rendon-Mejia is charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arrested at the West New York Police Headquarters and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit and West New York Police Department with the investigation and arrest. Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the HCPO SVU at 201-915-1234.

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