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Jury finds Warren County man guilty of sexual assault

BELVIDERE, NJ (Warren County) – A grand jury has found a Warren County man guilty of seven charges out of a fourteen count indictment, according to Warren County Prosecutor’s Richard Burke.

Justin D. Williams, 33, of Oxford Township was convicted on Aug. 16 of two counts first-degree aggravated sexual assault, victim under 13-years-old, two counts second-degree sexual assault, victim under 13-years-old, and three counts second-degree endangering the welfare of a child (sexual conduct).

These convictions stem from Williams allegedly committing multiple acts of sexual contact and sexual penetration, specifically digital penetration, upon the child victim. The incidents occurred between June 2008 and June 2013, beginning when the child was 6-years-old until the child turned 11-years-old, Burke said.

The jury also found Williams guilty of endangering the welfare of the child stemming from an alleged sexual conduct between the diverse dates of June 2013 to June 2015.

The crimes occurred in Washington Borough, Oxford Township and Washington Township, Warren County, Burke said.

The child was known to Williams, Burke said.

Upon William’s conviction, the court granted the State’s request to revoke bail and remand him to the Warren County Jail pending his sentence.

Williams is scheduled for a motion to reinstate bail on Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. He will be sentenced at a later date, Burke said.

Williams could face a maximum of twenty years in state prison pursuant to the no early release act on each first-degree count and ten years in state prison on each second-degree count. He will also be subject to Megan’s Law Registration and parole supervision for life, Burke said.

Jay Edwards

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