West New York man charged with sexually assaulting 6- or 7-year-old girl, authorities say

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A West New York man has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl several years ago back when she was six or seven years old, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Vikier Castillo Meza. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Vikier Castillo Meza, 41, of West New York, was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit on yesterday at approximately 5 p.m.

The victim, who knew the defendant through family, is now 12 and the alleged crimes occurred over several months approximately five to six years ago.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit was notified of the alleged sexual assault of the girl after being contacted by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP).

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

A detention hearing for Castillo Meza is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 2021.