A joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office led to the arrest of a Phillipsburg man on sexual assault charges in Warren and Hunterdon counties, according to Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams and Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.
Christopher Vielma, 31, was arrested and charged on July 10 with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Williams said.
Vielma faces similar charges in Warren County for crimes that occurred there, Williams said.
The Hunterdon County charges stem from alleged offenses committed when the victim was under the age of 13 and lived in Hunterdon County, Williams said.
Vielma is currently lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.