Area of Division Street and Eighth Street. (Courtesy of Google StreetView)

A woman was sexually assaulted in a vehicle Downtown early Sunday morning.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the 22-year-old woman reported that early Sunday morning, she was approached by an unknown man in a Journal Square neighborhood. She got into a white automobile he was driving. The man drove her to the area of Division Street and Eighth Street at approximately 7 a.m. There she said she was sexually assaulted in the vehicle.

A person of interest has been identified. However, the matter remains under investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this matter, or wishing to report a sex crime, is asked to call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234. All information will be kept confidential.