Prosecutor: 30-year-old Hoboken Housing Authority janitor abused 5-year-old boy

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A 30-year-old Hoboken Housing Authority janitor has been charged with physically abusing a five-year-old boy that was in his care, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ivan Sanchez, 30, of Hoboken, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and sexual assault by contact – both second-degree crimes – Suarez said in a statement.

On Monday, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit were
notified by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency about a possible child abuse case of a five-year-old boy in Hoboken.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Sanchez physically abused the boy, causing severe bruising and other injuries on his face, ear, buttocks, back, and genitals.

Sanchez, who works as a janitor at the Hoboken Housing Authority, was arrested yesterday at 2:40 p.m. at the agency’s Harrison Street office.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Hoboken Police Department for the investigation and arrest.