JERSEY CITY – Hudson County prosecutors are seeking a fugitive who has been charged with multiple sexual assaults of children.

An arrest warrant has been issued accusing Will Salomon-Lopez, 42, of Jersey City of three counts of second-degree sexual assault by contact, one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and three counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the case being investigated by the office’s Special Victims Unit involves sexual assaults that allegedly occurred in a Jersey City residence on multiple occasions and involved multiple juvenile victims who were acquainted with the suspect as a family friend.

The most recent of the alleged sexual assaults occurred in April.

Salomon-Lopez is described as a shorter man with a medium build, and prosecutors say he may be known by another alias.

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People with information about his location are asked to call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 201-915-1234 or leave an anonymous tip on the office’s website. Investigators say any information provided will be kept confidential.

Michael Symons is State House bureau chief for New Jersey 101.5. Contact him at michael.symons@townsquaremedia.com.

NJ arrests 31 accused child predators in "Operation 24/7"

A roundup of 31 men have been accused of sexually exploiting children online, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on July 14 while detailing "Operation 24/7."

The suspects “possessed and or distributed videos and images of child sexual abuse, including in many cases videos of young children being raped by adults,” Grewal said.

Chat apps and gaming platforms remain favorite hunting grounds for child predators and even as the pandemic winds down, many children have continued to spend more time online.

State Police received 39% more tips in just the first 6 months of 2021 than they received in the entire year in 2019. The following are suspects charged in "Operation 24/7."

NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

Over the past few years, state lawmakers have taken on the challenge of dealing with accused child predators among the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law went into effect, requiring stricter New Jersey school background checks related to child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

Others cases are still pending, including some court delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.