The victim stopped one of Indri’s officers at around 3 a.m. in their vehicle while the officer was on parole and said she had been raped, Indri said.
She also said she had been hit in the head by a perfume bottle and that her attacker had a knife, Indri said, and she was bleeding from the head when she approached the officer.
Initially the victim had given the officer the incorrect address, Indri said, but they proceeded to canvas the area and discovered a 26-year-old man at an address at 52nd St and Hudson Avenue. Hudson County Special Victims Unit made the arrest.
The victim was taken to Jersey City’s Christ Hospital and treated for head lacerations and given CAT scans to assess the damage, he confirmed.
The suspect appeared Monday at Jersey City’s Central Judicial Processing court on charges that included aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, and criminal restraint, according to an NJ.com article.
The man's bail was set at $400,000 cash or bond, and he was ordered to surrender his travel documents, the article added. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a detainer that will hold the man, who is from El Salvador, even if he posts bail, the article said.