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Employee at senior living facility in Morris County charged with sexually assaulting resident

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ (Morris County) – A 61-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a resident at a senior living center in Morris Plains, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Anthony Ligon of Morristown has been charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

Ligon allegedly committed a sexual assault and an act of sexual contact on July 3, 2020 on an 82-year-old female resident who resides at Arbor Terrace Senior Living Facility, located in Morris Plains. He was employed by Arbor Terrace at the time of the offense as a maintenance technician, Knapp said.

Ligon was charged and is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility, Knapp said.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to call the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or the Morris Plains Police Department at 973-538-2284.

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