Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on July 7, Mr. Christopher Gregor, 29, of Barnegat, was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child relative to an incident in Barnegat Township on March 20.
According to Ocean County Officials, on April 2, Officers from the Stafford Township Police Department responded to Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin in reference to the death of a six-year-old male.
In the course of investigating the child’s death, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Squad came into possession of evidence revealing that Gregor committed acts of abuse against the child in Barnegat Township on March 20, 2021.
Officials said on July 9, Gregor surrendered himself to the Barnegat Township Police Department. Gregor was processed and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he remains lodged pending a detention hearing.
Prosecutor Billhimer would like to emphasize that the death of the child remains an ongoing investigation.