Bergen prosecutor says NA man sexually assaulted child younger than 13

A North Arlington man has been arrested on numerous sexually-based charges, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Feb. 2.

Jose Estrada-Cob, 48, a single day laborer, was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the North Arlington Police Department under the direction of Chief Scott Hedenberg.

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According to Musella:

On Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, the North Arlington Police Department received information that Estrada-Coj had sexually assaulted a child who is under the age of 13 while in North Arlington. At that time, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit was contacted, and an investigation was initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the North Arlington Police Department.

During the investigation, it was learned that Estrada-Coj reportedly had been sexually assaulting the child over a period of six months on numerous occasions.  All of the alleged sexual assaults took place in North Arlington.

As a result of the investigation, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, Estrada-Coj was arrested by the North Arlington Police Department at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Estrada-Coj was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.

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