North Arlington Man Arrested for Inappropriate Sexual Activity with 12-Year-Old Girl
By Travis Tormey posted in Sex Crimes on Monday, May 27, 2013
On Wednesday, 34-year-old Alex Rojas, a North Arlington resident, was arrested for allegedly engaging in “inappropriate sexual activity” with a 12-year-old girl who has been described as an acquaintance of Mr. Rojas.
After officials from the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency reported to authorities that Mr. Rojas had engaged in inappropriate activity with the minor, the North Arlington prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit worked with detectives from the North Arlington police department to investigate the allegations. Investigators concluded that the claims against Mr. Rojas were valid, prompting the prosecutor’s office to charge Mr. Rojas with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Sexual assault in New Jersey is a very serious offense. The crime is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b and N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c. It is a second degree crime, which means that if Mr. Rojas is convicted of sexual assault, he could be facing between five (5) and ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, under the No Early Release Act (NERA), Mr. Rojas would be required to serve at least 85% of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Beyond that, after finally being released from prison, Mr. Rojas could be subject to Megan’s Law Registration and Community Supervision for Life.
Mr. Rojas is being held at the Bergen County Jail on $100,000.00 bail. If released on bail, he will not be allowed to have any contact with the girl he is accused of assaulting.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “North Arlington Man Accused of ‘Inappropriate Sexual Activity’ with 12 Year Old Girl.”