Prosecutor: 13-year-old Union City girl sexually assaulted by man acquainted with her family


A 13-year-old Union City girl was sexually assaulted by a Jersey City man, who was acquainted with her family, in the yard outside her home over the summer, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Martin Trevino-Florentino. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On November 14th at approximately 3:20 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Martin Trevino-Florentino, 28, of Jersey
City, on charges involving the sexual assault of a 13-year-old victim from Union City, Suarez said in a statement.

He was arrested without incident at the prosecutor’s office in Jersey City.

The sexual assault allegedly occurred in August 2019 in the yard outside of the victim’s home.

The incident was first reported to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, who then referred the case to the Prosecutor’s Office SVU.

Trevino-Florentino was arrested following an SVU investigation into the allegations. He is reported to be acquainted with the victim’s family.

Trevino-Florentino has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by contact, endangering the welfare of a child, and luring or enticing a child, authorities said.

Following his arrest, Trevino-Florentino was transported to the Hudson County Correctional
Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.

The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest with assistance from the Union City Police Department.


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