Prosecutor: Man charged with sexually assaulting woman in Hoboken parking garage


A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a Hoboken parking garage on Monday evening, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Jeremy Torres Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Shortly after 3:15 a.m. on Monday, members of the Hoboken Police Department responded to the area of the Midtown Garage located at 371 4th Street on reports of a possible robbery and a female in distress, Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, Hoboken police officers encountered a female victim, 23, of Hoboken, on 2nd Street. The victim alleged that she was sexually assaulted while in the Midtown Garage elevator.

The investigation led to the suspect being identified as 24-year-old Jeremy Torres Gonzalez.

On Wednesday, at approximately 8:15 a.m., members of the Hoboken Police Department arrested Torres Gonzalez on 3rd Street in Hoboken after he was found to have open warrants on unrelated matters, police said.

Later that evening, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit charged him with the sexual assault.

Torres Gonzalez has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, possession of a weapon (knife/box cutter) for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and theft by unlawful taking, authorities said.

Torres Gonzalez was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance. The HCPO has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant and a hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22nd.

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