Prosecutor: West New York man charged with sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl

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A West New York man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl whom he was acquainted with earlier this month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Jose Del Pilar. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Jose Del Pilar, 38, of
West New York, on charges he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl who was known to him.

Del Pilar was arrested on Wednesday, January 20th, just after 5 p.m., at the West New York Police Headquarters located at 428 60th Street.

He is charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal sexual contact.

On January 20th, the West New York Police Department contacted the Hudson County Special Victims Unit about an alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl by an adult male family friend, later identified as Del Pilar.

The alleged sexual assault occurred in a private residence in West New York earlier this month.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the West New York Police Department for the investigation and arrest.