A Jersey City man was arrested yesterday in Wednesday’s sexual assault of a 63-year-old woman inside a local business.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Elijah Lloyd, age 18, of Jersey City.

Lloyd has been charged with Kidnapping; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Robbery; Terroristic Threats; and Theft. 

Elijah Lloyd

The incident took place on Wednesday at some time shortly before 8:24 p.m. when Jersey City Police received a 911 call reporting the assault. The 63-year-old victim said that an unknown male had entered a business on West Side Avenue – south of Communipaw Avenue – where he robbed and sexually assaulted her. 

In addition to thanking the HCPO Special Victims Unit and the Jersey City Police Department, Suarez commended Jersey City Police Officers Isaac Holmes and Michael DeBari – both of the Citywide Burglary Unit – for swiftly identifying the defendant during the investigation. 

Authorities continue to actively investigate this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1234 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website. All information will be kept confidential.