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Warren County man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting minor

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man admitted sexually assaulting a minor, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.

Lawrence E. Kolmer, 45, of Phillipsburg pleaded guilty on October 4 to second-degree sexual assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

At sentencing, the State will recommend 10 years in the New Jersey State Prison, subject to the No Early Release Act (85%), to include conditions of Megan’s Law Registration, Parole Supervision for Life, an Avenel evaluation and in addition a no contact with the victim for the sexual assault charge and will recommend 7 years in the New Jersey State Prison, to include conditions of Megan’s Law Registration, Parole Supervision for Life and an Avenel evaluation for the endangering the welfare of a child charge. This sentence to run consecutively, the prosecutor’s office said.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and Phillipsburg Police Department received notification on April 15 that a child under 13 years of age had disclosed that Kolmer had sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions between the years of 2018 through 2021, authorities said.

The sexual acts constituting the sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child occurred at Kolmer’s residence in Phillipsburg, while the victim was between the ages of 6 and 8-years-old, prosecutor’s office said.

The child was known to Kolmer, authorities said.

Kolmer will remain incarcerated at Warren County Jail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for December 16, prosecutor’s office said.

Jay Edwards

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