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Man charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old he met online

BOUND BROOK BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – A 20-year-old Somerset County man has been charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl he met on social media, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Lenic S. Galvin, 20, of Bound Brook Borough was charged with with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault by contact and third-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

On Tuesday, July 26 Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a 12-year-old was alleging that she was sexually assaulted in Bound Brook Borough by an unknown man who she met on social media, McDonald said.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit and detectives from the Bound Brook Borough Police Department conducted an investigation into the alleged sexual assault, McDonald said.

The victim was interviewed by a detective and stated that she met an unknown male on social media, whom was later identified as Lenic Galvin, and he arranged for transportation for the victim to his residence where he sexually assaulted her, McDonald said.

Galvin was arrested without incident on Wednesday, July 27 and lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, McDonald said.

Anyone with information relating to the sexual assault to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Bound Brook Police Department at 732-356-0800 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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