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Jun 17, 2021

Middletown Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges at JFK Airport

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On Jan. 30, the Hackettstown Detective Bureau began an investigation into a reported sexual assault that occurred at a residence in Hackettstown.
Through an investigation, it was determined that between September 2018 and July 2019, the victim resided at the residence with Andres M. Cardenas Ortega, 32, of Middletown. The victim found several videos on a digital device and a Google account that showed her being sexually assaulted by Ortega.
The adult victim had not consented to these sexual acts and did not know this happened before seeing the videos. The victim did not provide consent for any sexual acts to be recorded.
Ortega was scheduled to come to Hackettstown Police Headquarters to be charged on June 16, but he never showed, and subsequent phone calls to him went unanswered. He was then entered into National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a wanted person.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police located and arrested Ortega in the early morning hours of June 17 at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Ortega has been charged with four counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, and one count of third-degree invasion of privacy.
Oretga is being held in New York City awaiting extradition to Warren County.