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Warren County man gets 17 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault

BELVIDERE, NJ (Warren County) – A Phillipsburg man was sentenced last week to 17 years in New Jersey state prison in two sexual assault cases, according to the Warren Country Prosecutor’s Office.

Christopher Vielma, 32, was sentenced on July 23 by the Honorable H. Matthew Curry, J.S.C. on charges of one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault.

Curry sentenced Vielma to 17 years New Jersey State Prison with 17 years parole ineligibility pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act, for the first charge and 10 years New Jersey State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act for the reaming two charges. All sentences are to be served concurrently, prosecutor’s office said.

Vielma is also subject to Megan’s Law registration and parole supervision for life, prosecutor’s office said.

The investigation into these incidents began in February of 2020 and the abuse occurred in Phillipsburg and Flemington. The first victim was between the ages of 10 and 14 when the abuse first abuse occured and the second victim was between the ages of 12 and 16.

Vielma pleaded guilty on April 21, 2021.

These convictions are the result of the joint investigation by the Phillipsburg Police Department, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office.

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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