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Landing Man Found Guilty of Sexual Contact With Mount Olive 16-Year-Old

Mount Olive

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Morris County authorities announce that a jury has found Vinicio Orellana, age 45, of Landing, guilty on all charges related to sexual contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child on September 27, 2020, in Flanders.

According to officials, the jury returned a guilty verdict on February 16,  following a three-day trial.

Officials say the defendant was found guilty of three counts of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact and one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

A sentencing date is currently scheduled for March 24.

According to authorities, the charges arose from an incident that occurred on September 27, 2020, in Mount Olive Township.

The defendant touched a 16-year-old female victim on her intimate parts.

The incident was reported to the Mount Olive Police Department on September 27, 2020.