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Westwood College Student, 20, Sexually Assaulted Pre-Teen, Authorities Charge

Christian Pena-Ortiz
Christian Pena-Ortiz Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

A 20-year-old college student from Westwood was charged with sexually abusing a pre-teen.

Christian Pena-Ortiz was arrested following an investigation produced by a tip from the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency that he'd "engaged in sexual contact" with a minor under 13, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor said Tuesday.

He’s charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault – one from last month and another from last June -- and one of child endangerment.

Pena-Ortiz remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

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ALSO SEE: An undocumented 52-year-old handyman living in South Hackensack molested a pre-teenage girl over the course of a couple of years, authorities charged.

https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/police-fire/south-hackensack-handyman-charged-with-molesting-pre-teenage-girl/765824/

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