A fugitive Ecuadoran national from Hackensack who was apprehended on Long Island was returned to New Jersey this week to face charges of raping a pre-teen.
ICE placed a detainer on Jorge Luis Mora, 37, whom a local judge in Hackensack ordered held in the Bergen County Jail pending trial following his extradition Friday from New York.
Mora became a fugitive after detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office charged him earlier this year with sexually assaulting the victim in Hackensack in 2013.
He already had a criminal record, with arrests in 2017 for harassment and violating a court order of protection and in 2011 for simple assault, records show.
Detectives from Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella’s Special Victims Unit tracked Mora to a location in Suffolk County, where the prosecutor said local sheriff’s officers captured him on Feb. 11.
A judge later ordered Mora returned to New Jersey following an extradition hearing.
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