Police: Jersey City man arrested for criminal sexual contact in Hoboken

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A Jersey City man was charged with criminal sexual contact after he allegedly slapped a female stranger on the buttocks as they passed each other on Washington Street, police said. Hoboken police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jose Avano, 31, of Jersey City, was charged with criminal sexual contact early Tuesday morning, according to Police Det. Sgt. Edgardo Cruz.

Around 12:51 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to a call from a woman stating she was touched inappropriately while walking in the area of 312 Washington St., officials said.

She said a man slapped her on the buttocks while she was walking north on Washington Street, continuing on his way afterwards, authorities said.

Minutes after a description of the male was given, authorities located a man, Avano, who fit the victim’s description, police said. He was then placed under arrest and processed.