Jersey City man charged for raping 15-year-old he met at work

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – A 21-year-old Jersey City man has been charged and arrested for sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl who he met while he worked in a local corner store.

Amaury Deleon Cabrera has been charged with two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C; Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(1), a crime of the third degree; and Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3B, a crime of the fourth degree. Deleon Cabrera was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

The sexual assaults occurred after the defendant met the teen while working in a local corner store near the victim’s residence in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. The two then went to Berry Lane Park on multiple occasions where the assaults occurred.

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


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