FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
DATE: Monday, April 18, 2022
JURY CONVICTS MAN OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING CHILD AT UNION CITY POOL
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, Angel Rosario-Sanchez, 22, of Union City, was convicted of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy at a public pool in 2019.
A jury found Rosario-Sanchez guilty of Sexual Assault by Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, a crime of the second degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a crime of the third degree. The verdict was delivered before the Honorable Nesle A. Rodriguez, J.S.C., following a five day trial.
An investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Union City Police Department determined Rosario-Sanchez committed a sex crime on an 8-year-old boy he did not know at the Firefighters’ Memorial Pool on Ninth Street in Union City on July 30, 2019. The jury found Rosario-Sanchez not guilty of similar charges involving a 12-year-old boy on the same day.
Rosario-Sanchez is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, July 15, 2022. The Sexual Assault by Contact charge carries a sentence of 5 to 10 years in State Prison and the Endangering the Welfare of a Child charge carries a sentence of 3 to 5 years in State Prison. His sentence is also subject to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.
Anyone who believes they are the victim of a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234. The State was represented at trial by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Angela Halverson and SVU Assistant Chief Prosecutor Jane Weiner.