NJ couple arrested for trying to flee to Canada with child dad is accused of sexually assaulting

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NEW JERSEY — A New Jersey couple was arrested after they tried to enter Canada with their child the father is accused of sexually assaulting, authorities said. 

The couple, whose names were not released to protect the child’s identity, face charges of endangering the welfare of a child, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said.

The father, a Harrison resident, also faces charges of disobeying a judicial order.

On Oct. 11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained the Hudson County couple after they tried to go to Canada, authorities said. 

There had been a no-contact order in place against the father after he was arrested nearly a year ago for sexually assaulting the girl when she was seven years old, according to officials.

The victim’s father was charged on Feb. 5 for sexual assault and endagning the welfare of a child after the child, now 12, reported to police that her father sexually assaulted her several years prior.

Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.

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