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New York Man Charged in Cold Case Sex Assault in New Jersey

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  • A New York City man was charged in a sexual assault that occurred in New Jersey 14 years ago, authorities announced Thursday
  • Roydell Cameron, 39, was arrested March 29 at JFK Airport as he tried to board a flight to Jamaica, authorities said
  • Cameron, of the Bronx, is accused of raping a woman at gunpoint in Palisades Park in April 2005

A New York City man was charged in a sexual assault that occurred in New Jersey 14 years ago, authorities announced Thursday.

Roydell Cameron, 39, was arrested March 29 at JFK Airport as he tried to board a flight to Jamaica, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. 

Cameron, of the Bronx, is accused of raping a woman at gunpoint in Palisades Park in April 2005.

Authorities say an expanded, three-county cold case homicide unit, known as the North Jersey Regional Cold Case Task Force, helped develop DNA evidence in the case, which led to Cameron being identified as a suspect.

Cameron faces two counts of sexual assault, as well as a weapons offense and a charge of making terroristic threats. He remains jailed in New York pending extradition to New Jersey.

It is not immediately known if he's retained an attorney.

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