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Warren County man charged with sexually assaulting minor beginning in the 1980s

A Warren County man is facing several charges for alleged sexual assaults that occurred between 1986 and 1993, according to Acting Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

James T. McCann Jr., 63, of Oxford Township was charged on March 5 with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, victim under 13-years-old, one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, victim at least 13-years-old but less than 16-years-old, and two counts of second-degree sexual assault, Pfeiffer said.

McCann allegedly committed multiple acts of sexual penetration, specifically vaginal and digital penetration, as well as sexual contact upon a child under 13-years-old and continued the acts after the child was at least 13-years-old but not more than 16-years-old, Pfeiffer said.

The acts occurred from 1986-1993 in Hackettstown and Independence Township. The child was known to McCann, Pfeiffer said.

McCann’s first appearance took place Friday, March 6, 2020 and he is currently released on pretrial monitoring with conditions, Pfeiffer said.

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

Aggravated Sexual Assault is punishable by up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison and the Sexual Assault charge is punishable by up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

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