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Hunterdon County man sentenced to prison for sexual assault

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault and contempt of court, according to Hunterdon County acting Prosecutor Michael Williams.

Carlos Zacarias, 51, of Flemington was sentenced on Jan. 10 to ten years in state prison for the sexual assault, and was placed on parole supervision for life. He was also sentenced to a consecutive eighteen months for contempt of court for trying to convince the victim’s mother to drop the charges, 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. The crimes took place over 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 pled guilty to the charges on Sept. 17, 2019.

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