MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A 21-year-old woman's recent decision to report that she was sexually assaulted for seven years while she was a juvenile, led police to charge two Budd Lake men with aggravated sexual assaulted, it was announced Friday.
The men, Ruben Ardila-Gomez, 33, of Budd Lake and Argemiro Ardila-Gonzales, 65, were also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, said Mount Olive Police. They said the sexual assaults took place at residences in Budd Lake and in Netcong.
The investigation began March 13 when Mount Olive Police Detective Hunter Guiles was called to the police station to speak to the woman, police said. "The victim reported multiple incidents of sexual assault that had occurred between Feb. 15, 2004 and Feb. 2, 2011 when the victim was a juvenile," said police in a statement.
Guiles and Mount Olive Police Detective George Jadue interviewed the suspects a number of times and, on Wednesday, Ardila-Gonzales was administered a polygraph test by a trooper from the State Police Polygraph Unit, police said.
"Based on the results of the on-going investigation and the polygraph," Ardila-Gonzalez was arrested. Mount Olive police then went to the Budd Lake house and arrested Ardila-Gomez, they said.
Both men were placed in the Morris County jail, police said. Bail for Ardila-Gomez was set at $250,000. Bail for Ardila-Gonzalez was set at $150,000.