A 56-year-old Florida man has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted his step-daughter while living in Paterson in 2000 and 2001, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Juan Jimenez-Roa, 56, of Davie, Fl. was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service on Monday, following an investigation by authorities that began eight months ago.
Jimenez-Roa is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
The case was transferred to Passaic County. Authorities in Passaic County and Broward County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case leading to warrants being issued for Jimenez-Roa’s arrest.
After warrants were issued, Detective Bobby Vogt of the Paterson Police Department assigned to the U.S. Marshals N.Y./N.J. Regional Fugitive Task Force, took on the case.
Jimenez-Roa was located in Florida on Monday. Jimenez-Roa is being extradited to Passaic County by authorities.
Jimenez-Roa faces a maximum 40-year state prison sentence.