NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Newton man has entered a guilty plea to endangering the welfare of a child and contempt charges, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.
Fernando Diaz, 39, pled guilty to third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree contempt before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on Nov. 21, Koch said.
Diaz allegedly admitted to engaging in sexual conduct with a 9-year-old child and also that he violated a court restraining order.
Diaz is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 7, 2020.