Union, NJ woman used alcohol to prostitute 14-year-old to Newark man, cops say
A 30-year-old Newark man and a 45-year-old Union woman have been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault and exploitation of a 14-year-old girl.
The woman, Valdirene Nogueira, used alcohol on the young victim to coerce her to have sex with Rony D. Game-Palacios for money, according to the Union County Prosecutor's Office.
The charges stem from an investigation that began in September 2022, following a referral from the Union Police Department, the prosecutor's office said.
Game-Palacios was charged with second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Nogueira was charged with first-degree promoting prostitution of a child, third-degree promoting prostitution, third-degree compelling another to engage in prostitution, and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Anyone with information related to this matter or these defendants is urged to contact Special Victims Unit Detective Jessica Tattoli at 908-965-3885 or Detective Sergeant Nicholas Veltre at 908-965-3812.