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Hunterdon County man found guilty of sexually assaulting girl

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A jury has found a Hunterdon County man guilty of sexually assaulting a girl, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson.

Jose V. Jarquin-Jarquin, 43, of High Bridge Borough was found guilty of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Robeson said.

The guilty verdict stems from a joint investigation by the High Bridge Police Department and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office into a report of sexual assault by an 11-year-old girl. The victim disclosed to friends and a school counselor that Jarquin-Jarquin had sexually assaulted her, which prompted an investigation that ultimately led to his arrest, Robeson said.

At sentencing, Jarquin-Jarquin faces a minimum sentence of 25 years in state prison with 25 years of parole ineligibility and a potential maximum term of life imprisonment pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act, Robeson said.

He will also be subject to Megan’s Law Registration, an Avenel Evaluation, and Parole Supervision for Life, Robeson said.

Jay Edwards

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