Prosecutor: Man, 18, charged with drugging, sexually assaulting, 14-year-old girl in North Bergen


An 18-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old North Bergen girl after providing her drugs and alcohol, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Wolide Yessuf. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, members of the Arlington, Massachusetts Police Department arrested Wolide Yessuf, 18, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, who was wanted on charges that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in North Bergen, Suarez said in a statement.

As a result, Yessuf has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Yessuf met the victim on social media and in March the two – along with another female
juvenile – traveled from Massachusetts to a motel in North Bergen, where Yessuf provided the victim with drugs and alcohol before sexually assaulting her.

Yessuf was arrested at the Arlington Police Department at approximately 1:45 p.m. without
incident. He is currently pending extradition to New Jersey.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Arlington Massachusetts Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Boston Field Office for the investigation and arrest.

Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.

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