NEW JERSEY TRANSIT POLICE MAKE ARREST IN CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONTACT INCIDENT
Sept. 3, 2020
NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Transit Police officers quickly apprehended a man Tuesday night after he inappropriately touched a female customer on a northbound Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train near the Port Imperial station in Weehawken.
“I want to thank our officers for their quick actions and outstanding police work to get this suspect off of the transit system and held accountable for his actions,” said New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo. “Our officers are working day and night to keep a vigilant watch over the transit system and criminal acts such as this will not be tolerated.”
According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect, Darrell Jordan, slapped the female passenger on the buttocks around 9 p.m. and fled the scene. NJTPD officers from Transit District 3 responded immediately, carrying out a thorough search of the area that led to his arrest.
The victim did not request medical attention.
Jordan, 25, whose last known address is in Jersey City, was charged with criminal sexual contact and was being held at the Hudson County Jail pending an arraignment.
Jordan has an extensive criminal history that includes 14 arrests by the NJTPD since January 2019, including a charge of criminal sexual contact in June; a charge of lewdness/masturbation in public in August; and charges of sexual assault in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a minor third degree and public masturbation, also in August. Jordan had just been released from jail over the weekend following his arrest on another charge last week.
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