Prosecutor: North Bergen man charged in township cemetery sexual assault

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A North Bergen man has been charged with an alleged sexual assault that took place near a local cemetery last week, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On October 30th, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Oscar Ramirez, 27, of North Bergen, was
arrested without incident by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

He was arrested at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City on charges involving the sexual
assault and kidnapping of a woman on October 25, 2019 in North Bergen.

Ramirez was charged with the following first-degree crimes: kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault while armed with a weapon, aggravated sexual assault during the commission of a crime and robbery while armed with a weapon, police said.

Additionally, he was also charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact while armed with a weapon, aggravated criminal sexual contact during the commission of a crime, terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Ramirez was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th.

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

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, at approximately 12:20 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department received a report of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on 46th Street near John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen.

The sexual assault was reported to have occurred on October 25, 2019, shortly after 11:30 p.m.

The alleged female victim, 23, of North Bergen, was walking along 46th Street when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male suspect, was threatened with a sharp object and then pulled into the Grove Church Cemetery where the sexual assault is alleged to have occurred.

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