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Somerset County man sentenced to prison for endangering the welfare of a child

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.

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Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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