A 45-year-old Jersey City man has been charged with a sexual assault that took place last month.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Vernard Doe, 43, was charged with multiple sex crimes involving a 29-year-old woman. The incident occurred on June 20 inside a building on Martin Luther King Drive. The defendant was familiar with the victim. 

Doe was arrested on Friday by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

Doe is charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Physically Helpless Person, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault by Force or Coercion, and Aggravated Sexual Assault During the Commission of an Aggravated Assault.

He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

The state has filed a detention motion, which is tentatively scheduled for July 19. 

Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest, with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Suarez added that anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.