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NJ man accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old he babysat: police

Posted at 11:46 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 11:46:05-04

Mario Buitrago-Sanchez (Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office)

UNION CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey man is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a child after the Hudson County Special Victims Unit investigated reports from Secaucus Police, officials said Thursday.

Officials say SVU’s investigation revealed Mario Buitrago-Sanchez, 71, was a babysitter for the 6-year-old girl he’s accused of sexually assaulting, and that the assaults occurred on multiple occasions at his Union City home.

Buitrago-Sanchez was arrested Friday, June 14, at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just after 9 p.m., according to authorities.

The man, who has been detained pending trial, is now facing charges including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and lewdness, officials say.