Prosecutor: Union City man, 51, charged with sexually assaulting girl when she was between ages 6 and 9

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A 51-year-old Union City man has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl when she was between the ages of six and nine, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Charles D. Rodriguez, 51, of Union City, on charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl when she was between the ages of six and nine, Suarez said in a statement.

The victim, also a Union City resident, is now 13 years old.

As a result, Rodriguez has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just before 7 p.m. without incident.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit 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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