FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Somerset County man has been sentenced to prison guilty plea to endangering the welfare of a child via sexual conduct, according to Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.
Steven B. Mell, 52, of Far Hills was sentenced last month to three years in state prison for third-degree endangering the welfare of a child via sexual conduct. He will also be subjected to the provisions of Megan’s Law and remain under parole supervision for life. His sentence will run concurrent to a seven-year federal sentence for crimes against the same victim, Williams said.
Mell was arrested in June 2018 after an investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit discovered that he had engaged in sexual relations with a female victim under the age of sixteen in Readington and Bedminster Townships, Williams said.
Mell was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on August 16, 2018 and on May 13, 2019 he pled guilty to third degree endangering the welfare of a child via sexual conduct, Williams said.