Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the Ocean County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Christopher Wilson, 20, of Little Egg Harbor Township, charging him with second-degree Attempted Sexual Assault and two counts of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Authorities said the Tuesday indictment stems from an investigation by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Detective Stephanie Bayha and Little Egg Harbor Township Police Detective Joel Mahr.
The partnering agencies’ investigation, which began in December of 2016, alleges that Wilson offered the 12-year-old female victim a gaming system in return for sexual favors.
On January 19th, Wilson was arrested after Sr. Assistant Prosecutor Christine Lento approved charges.
Nicole's Order (No contact with victim) was implemented by Judge Patricia B. Roe J.S.C. and Wilson remains incarcerated in the Ocean County Jail.
Criminal charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.