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Hunterdon County man pleads guilty to sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County man has entered a guilty plea to sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and contempt of court, according Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Carlos Zacarias, 51, of Flemington has pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth-degree contempt of court, Williams said.

Zacarias was arrested on June 5, 2018, after a joint investigation by detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit and the Flemington Borough Police Department, Williams said.

The crimes took place during several months between September 2017 and February 2018, and involved a child under the age of thirteen for whom he had a legal duty of care, Williams said.

Zacarias was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on December 13, 2018, and will be sentenced on November 1, 2019.

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