Prosecutor: Union City man, 49, charged with sexually assaulting child under 16


A 49-year-old Union City man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 16 over a two-year time frame, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.

Alejandro Morales. Photo courtesy of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Alejandro Morales, 49, of Union City, was charged by the Hackensack Police Department with second-degree sexual assault by contact, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, Musella said in a statement.

On Friday, June 29th, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit received information from the Hackensack Police Department regarding the sexual assault of a child under the age of 16 by Morales.

As a result, an investigation was initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and the Hackensack Police Department.

During the investigation, it was learned that Morales engaged in sexual conduct with the juvenile over a two-year time frame while in Hackensack.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Darren Dewitt.

Musella also thanked the Hackensack PD for their assistance with the investigation.


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