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Warren County man charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of child

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – A Warren County man is accused of sexually assaulting a child, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

Douglas Soto, 21, of Phillipsburg was arrested on Tuesday and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He was then transported to Warren County Jail.

The complaint alleges that Soto met the victim on Wizz App and further communicated with her on Snapchat, Pfeiffer said.

Soto committed multiple acts of sexual penetration and sexual contact upon her when she was at least 13-years-old but less than 16-years-old while Soto was at least four years older than the victim. These acts are alleged to have occurred in Phillipsburg and Alpha Borough, Pfeiffer said.

The child was known to Soto and the crimes were discovered when the child disclosed the relationship to her parents, Pfeiffer said.

Soto’s first appearance in Warren County Superior Court occurred on July 21 and was released on conditions and his next court date is scheduled for September 3, Pfeiffer said.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit along with the Phillipsburg Police Department conducted the investigation.

Jay Edwards

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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