Hunterdon County man pleads guilty to child abuse, endangering the welfare of a child

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County man has entered a guilty plea to endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Mohamed Osman, 45, of Flemington pled guilty to third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of fourth-degree child abuse.

According to Kearns, Osman was arrested and charged on July 24, 2018, after a joint investigation by detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, Raritan Township Police Department and the New Jersey Child Protection and Permanency. The crimes occurred in Raritan Township.

Osman allegedly admitted in court to physically assaulting a child and to knowingly and purposefully touching the intimate body parts of a child for his own sexual satisfaction. In addition, Osman allegedly admitted to knowingly and purposefully having a different child touch his intimate body parts for his own sexual gratification, Kearns said.

Osman is scheduled to be sentenced on April 25. At his sentencing Osman faces up to eight years in prison for the offenses.

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(Photo: Mohamed Osman/Courtesy Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office)