Prosecutor: North Bergen man, 23, charged with sexually assaulting and robbing woman, 33


A 23-year-old North Bergen man has been charged with sexually assaulting and robbing a woman, 33, in the township back in November, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Michael Vivar. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Michael Vivar, 23, of North Bergen, after he surrendered himself to detectives with the HCPO yesterday at approximately 4:55 p.m., Suarez said in a statement.

Vivar is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, robbery, and witness tampering.

On Wednesday, November 3rd, the North Bergen Police Department reported a 33-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by an unknown man she had met earlier in the day.

An investigation by the Special Victims Unit revealed Vivar sexually assaulted the woman and stole money from her wallet. Vivar then instructed a witness to provide a false report to detectives who were investigating the case.

He was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance. The State has filed a motion for detention.

Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit, the North Bergen Police Department, and the Guttenberg Police Department with the investigation.

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