Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski and Flemington Borough Police Chief Jerry Rotella announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Flemington Borough Police Department has led to the arrest of one individual on sexual assault charges.
According to Prosecutor Kearns, on Jan. 16th, Manuel Gonzalez Ramirez, 34, of Flemington, was arrested and charged with one count of 2nd degree Sexual Assault By Contact and one count of 2nd Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
An investigation by detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Flemington Borough Police Department revealed the crimes took place in 2015 and involved a child under the age of 13.
Authorities said Ramirez is being held in the Somerset County Jail pending his first court appearance.
The filing of a criminal complaint is merely a step in the criminal justice process. The defendant is presumed innocent until the matter is resolved in a court of law.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is requested to contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 908-788-1129.
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