Prosecutor: 49-year-old Clifton man sexually assaulted 13-year-old Jersey City girl

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A 49-year-old Clifton man was arrested last week after allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Jersey City girl, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

Mohammed Zeidan. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Mohammed Zeidan, 49, of Clifton, was charged with sexual assault, luring or enticing, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal sexual contact and refusal to allow a biological sample to be drawn, Suarez said in a statement.

On April 19th, at approximately 9:35 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s
Special Victims Unit arrested Zeidan following a brief investigation into allegations made by members of the juvenile’s family to the Jersey City Police Department on April 13th, authorities said.

The charges involve acts that allegedly occurred in Jersey City and Clifton. Zeidan and the 13- year-old female began communicating through the internet before meeting in person, officials said.

Zeidan was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny following his
arrest and made his first appearance in Criminal Justice Reform Court on April 20th.

Suarez also credited members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s SVU for the investigation and arrest and the Jersey City Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.