FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
DATE: Friday, September 29, 2023
MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN IN JERSEY CITY
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Thursday, September 28, 2023, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Raul Pena, 31, for committing a sex crime on a woman in Jersey City. The crime occurred on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at a residence in Jersey City. The 29-year-old victim met the defendant through an acquaintance in the hours leading up to the assault.
Pena, of Brooklyn, is charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(7), a crime of the first degree. He was arrested at his residence with the assistance of the NYPD Special Victims Unit. He is being detained at Brooklyn Central Booking pending extradition to New Jersey.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest, with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department and NYPD Special Victims Unit. Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).