UNION CITY — A 71-year-old man was charged by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office with five counts of sexual assault against a 6-year-old girl he was babysitting.

After Secaucus police contacted the Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit to report an assault on the girl, investigators say they learned that Mario Buitrago-Sanchez assaulted the girl several times at his Union City home.

Buitrago-Sanchez was arrested at his home on Friday.

He and the victim are not related.

Buitrago-Sanchez was charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and lewdness.

New Jersey 101.5 did not know Thursday whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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