Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today that a 21-year-old EMT has been arrested and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child under the age of 16.
Christopher P. McHugh, 21, of the Parlin section of Sayreville was arrested and charged on August 18, 2016 with sexual assault in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child in the third degree.
McHugh who is a volunteer at the Morgan First Aid Squad in Sayreville and a full time EMT for Stress Free Medical Transportation in Edison is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, waiting for bail to be set.
He was charged during an investigation by Detective Daniel Ellmyer of the Sayreville Police Department and Detective Felix De La Cruz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
During the investigation it was determined that the defendant met and exchanged information with the victim through social media via Facebook. The assault took place on August 17.
At the time of McHugh's arrest he was wearing his Morgan First Aid Squad Shirt.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ellmyer of the Sayreville Police Department at (732) 525-5450 or Detective De La Cruz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4499.