Prosecutor: Union City man, 65, charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl 2 decades ago


A 65-year-old Union City man has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl two decades ago when she was between the ages of six and eight, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Rodrigo Rivera. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The victim is now 28 years old and reported the assaults occurred inside a Jersey City residence. The HCPO Special Victims Unit arrested Rodrigo Rivera yesterday.

Rivera, 65, of Union City, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault.

He was arrested in Hackensack at approximately 5:20 p.m. and was remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

The HCPO has filed a detention motion which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 2nd.

Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with 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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