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SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS FUGITIVE FROM NEW JERSEY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 12, 2021


(Riverhead, NY) The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau was instrumental yesterday in arresting a Fugitive from Justice from Bergen County, New Jersey.


On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Bureau received a phone call from the Bergen County Prosecutors Office Special Victims Unit requesting assistance in apprehending a fugitive wanted for sexual assault on a child less than 13 years of age. Jorge Mora, 37, of Hackensack, NJ, was suspected of taking asylum in Suffolk County.


Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Investigators conducted an investigation and set up surveillance on the fugitive. He was soon located and Investigators apprehended the suspect. Mr. Mora is charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault by Sexual Penetration of a Child less than 13 Years of Age, Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact of a Child less than 13 Years of Age, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child less than 13 Years of Age. Mr. The fugitive was turned over to authorities from the Bergen County Prosecutors Office Special Victims Unit.


Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. congratulates the Investigators on a job well done. "Crimes against children are among the most heinous and I am pleased that Suffolk’s Deputy Sheriffs were able to apprehend this fugitive quickly and without incident. I want to congratulate our team for a job well done."


All information contained in this press release has been provided for general informational purposes only. To the extent that pending criminal matters are discussed, all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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