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Jury Convicts NJ Man of Explicit Contact with a Minor

Somerset County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Somerset County announced the conviction of Lenic Galvan, 22, currently of Piscataway and formerly of Bound Brook, in relation to explicit contact involving a minor in Bound Brook.

Prosecutor McDonald stated that on July 25, 2021, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a 12-year-old child reported that she had explicit contact with an unknown male whom she met on social media in Bound Brook.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Bound Brook Borough Police Department investigated the alleged explicit contact, officials stated. 

According to officials, the 12-year-old female was interviewed by a detective from the Special Victims Unit, who stated that she met an unknown male on social media, who was later identified as Lenic Galvan.

Galvan arranged for transportation for the victim to his residence, where he had explicit contact with her, officials said. 

Officials say on July 26, 2022, as a result of this investigation and DNA results, Defendant Galvan was arrested without incident in Bound Brook and charged with first-degree Aggravated Explicit Contact, second-degree Explicit Contact by Contact, and third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Authorities say on May 14, a Somerset County Jury convicted Galvan of second-degree Explicit Contact by Contact and third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The case was investigated by Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office SVU Detective Sean Fraser Bound Brook Police Captain Jason Gianotto and Detective Sergeant Gerard Flanagan, officials said. 

Officials stated that the Plainfield Police Department and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office assisted with locating the victim the night of the incident.

During the trial, the State was represented by First Assistant Prosecutor Annemarie Mueller, Assistant Prosecutor Emily Pirro, and Litigation Paralegal Supervisor Amy Vandergoot, officials say. 

At sentence, authorities say, currently scheduled for July 10, 2024, defendant Galvan faces up to ten years in New Jersey State Prison, with 85% of the sentence to be served without eligibility for parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act.

According to officials, defendant Galvan will also be required to register under Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.