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Morris County man charged with criminal sexual contact, endangering welfare of a child

BOONTON, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man has been charged with criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Andrew Jennings, 52, of Boonton was charged with two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, Knapp said.

It’s alleged that between November 2019 and January 2020, Jennings provided alcohol and marijuana to a child and while the child was under the influence, he engaged in sexual conversations with the purpose to seduce the child, and on at least one occasion, he is alleged to have touched the intimate parts of the child, Knapp said.

Anyone with information relating to these incidents or any related incident is asked to call Detective Mary Falzarano of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6230 or Sgt. Christian Trowbridge of the Town of Boonton Police Department at 973-402-9371.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, the Town of Boonton Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigations Section contributed to the investigation, Knapp said.

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