Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On October 30, 2019, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Oscar Ramirez, age 27, of North Bergen, was arrested without incident by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. He was arrested at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City on charges involving the sexual assault and kidnapping of a woman on October 25, 2019 in North Bergen.
Ramirez was charged with the following first-degree crimes: Kidnapping; Aggravated Sexual Assault While Armed with a Weapon; Aggravated Sexual Assault during the Commission of a Crime; and Robbery while Armed with a Weapon.
Ramirez was also charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact While Armed with a Weapon; Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact During the Commission of a Crime; Terroristic Threats; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
Ramirez was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance. The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the North Bergen Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
On Saturday, October 26, 2019, at approximately 12:20 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department received a report of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on 46th Street near John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen. The sexual assault was reported to have occurred on October 25, 2019, shortly before 12:00 a.m. on October 26, 2019.
The alleged female victim, age 23, of North Bergen, was walking along 46th Street when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male suspect, was threatened with a sharp object and then pulled into the Grove Church Cemetery where the sexual assault is alleged to have occurred.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).