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Pa. man facing attempted sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child charges in Warren County

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – A Pennsylvania man has been arrested on attempted sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child charges, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

In January of 2022, Garry N. Bunting, 31, of Bethlehem was charged in a separate investigation with human trafficking of a minor, sexual assault and related offenses, where it is alleged he communicated with a 16-year-old child on Snapchat and transported her from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, where it is alleged he engaged the victim in multiple sexual acts, authorities said.

In connection with that investigation, law enforcement seized several electronic devices. In searching a cellular device connected to a witness, law enforcement discovered various communications between Bunting and the witness where he discussed his wishes to engage an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old in sexual activity, the prosecutor’s office said.

Specifically, Bunting asked to commit acts of sexual contact with the 11-year-old child and stated he would like to teach the 15-year-old child how to perform certain sexual acts, authorities said.

The 11-­year-old victim reported to law enforcement that on occasion, she was exposed to sexual activity between the witness and Bunting, the prosecutor’s office said.

Bunting was charged on April 17 with second-degree attempted sexual assault, two counts of third-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child, and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Bunting is currently lodged in the Warren County Jail pending his first appearance in Warren County Superior Court.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and the Greenwich Township Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Jay Edwards

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