Posted September 19, 2018 06:29:33A man convicted in New Jersey of raping the 13-y-old daughter of a former girlfriend may soon get a chance to fight his extradition to the U.S., according to the New Jersey State Attorney General.
The judge in the case, however, said that a ruling in his favor would take several months to issue, according to a statement by the Attorney General’s Office.
The 13-yr-old was raped on a New Jersey beach in May of this year, and the man, who was arrested in New York, was arrested two days later in Los Angeles.
Prosecutors allege that the girl, who remains unnamed in court documents, had consensual sex with the man on May 4, 2017.
Prosecutors say he took the girl to a hotel room and raped her when she was 13 years old.
She was then raped by the man again at a hotel a few days later, the prosecutor’s office says.
Authorities arrested the man in New Orleans and he has been charged with second-degree rape and first-degree statutory rape.
Prosecutors did not say when he could be extradite to the States, but New Jersey state Rep. Robert L. Johnson told CBS News that he had a meeting with a New York state prosecutor and was told the defendant was in custody in New England.
Johnson also said that the State Attorney’s Office had reached out to the attorney general’s office in New Mexico to try to extradite the man.
“They want to see if there is a way to get him to come out of New York,” Johnson said.
The prosecutor said it is not known whether the man has a lawyer.
He added that the prosecutor was waiting for his advice.
“I think it’s going to take a couple of months to make a decision,” he said.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would ask his New Jersey counterparts to make sure the state was getting enough help for those seeking to get to the country.
“We’re looking at this and looking at every aspect of it, because it’s really important that we get people that are actually here, that are not criminals that are out there,” he told Fox News Sunday.
Christie said the state needs help with the backlog of extradition requests from the U,S.
Attorney’s office, as well as the extradition of suspects to other countries.
“Right now, we’re not having the resources to do that because of the backlog,” Christie said.
He said the U S Attorney’s offices in New London, Conn., and Brooklyn are taking on a disproportionate amount of cases.
“There’s a backlog of cases that we don’t have the resources and we have the backlogs in other countries,” he added.
“And we’re going to make certain that we have enough resources for the extradition process, so that it’s as seamless as possible.”
Christie has said he wants to work with Congress to address the backlog. “
But it’s something that we are talking about.”
Christie has said he wants to work with Congress to address the backlog.
“When we talk about this issue, we are focusing on all of the individuals that are here that are accused, that have been charged, that they are charged with crimes,” he explained.
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Our states are working to ensure that those people that we need are coming to us.”
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Chris Christie, center, and U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New Jersey Joon H. Kim, left, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Paul M. Zogby, right, talk at a news conference at the U in Washington, Sept. 20, 2018.
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)New Jersey is a key battleground in the presidential election because it votes heavily Democratic and is one of only four states with no voting rights for felons.
It has the highest incarceration rate in the nation.
The New Jersey Republican Party said that it was committed to fighting back against the extradition.
“As New Jerseyans, we stand with our Democratic and Republican colleagues who are fighting to ensure New Jersey remains a place of safety, freedom and justice for our citizens,” a statement from the New York State Republican Party read.
“It’s not just New Jersey. “
It is outrageous that a judge in New Hampshire has allowed this rapist to be extradized, and we will continue to fight to prevent this in the future,” said New Jersey GOP Executive Director Scott G. Stringer.
“It’s not just New Jersey.