A 41-year-old Union County man was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a minor in Union Township, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel.

Solomon Blay, of Union Township, was charged with first-degree kidnapping by unlawful confinement and aggravated sexual assault.

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Blay also faced second-degree counts of sexual assault, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit launched its investigation on a referral by the Union Police Department.

Blay was arrested on May 8 in Newark.

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He was being held in the Essex County Jail, pending a detention hearing on Tuesday.

Anyone with further information about Blay was urged to contact Union County Special Victims Unit Sergeant Joanne Son at 908-477-1698 or Detective Jessica Tattoli at 908-965-3885.

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