Press Release: Arrest of Frederick Hernandez for Rape, Kidnapping

Bethlehem, PA

​On 25 July 2013 at approximately 1630hrs, Fredrick Hernandez came to 507 Sioux St., the home of the mother of his child for the purpose of visiting their juvenile child. A verbal dispute between Hernandez and the mother ensued.

The argument escalated into an ongoing physical altercation during which time Hernandez kicked, shoved and struck her numerous times. Hernandez also forced her to perform sexual acts against her will then raped her.

Hernandez took both the woman and the juvenile against their will to his residence in Garfield NJ. City Police were first notified of this offense on 25 July 2013 at approximately 2231 HRS by family members who went to 507 Sioux St. to check on the welfare of the woman and the juvenile. Family members observed that neither The female nor the child was present and some of her belongings were missing. Family members then found a note written by the female indicating that Hernandez kidnapped, assaulted and raped her.

​Garfield NJ Police responded to the home of Hernandez where all parties involved were located. Garfield PD took Hernandez into custody as a Fugitive from Justice and he is currently being held awaiting extradition to PA at which time he will be charged with, Kidnapping, Unlawful Restraint, Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats, Rape and Endangering Welfare of Children.

No further information is available at this time.


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