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Flemington Man Gave Pot to Minors, Also Faces Sex Charge, Prosecutor Says


FLEMINGTON, NJ – Officials have charged a borough man after they said he gave marijuana to two minors and “allowed them to smoke it in his presence.” He's also accused of having “inappropriately touched a juvenile under the age of 16.”

Santiago Hernandez, 37, faces charges of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, and second- and third-degree charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

The information comes from a press release issued by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski and Flemington Police Chief George Becker. It states that the incidents all happened on the same day in March, but were only reported to police yesterday.

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The arrest follows a joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office and Flemington police.

The Hon. Robert Wilson set bail at $50,000 and Hernandez was lodged in the Somerset County Jail.

Kearns said the investigation remains ongoing and asked anyone with additional information to call his Special Victim’s Unit at 908-788-1129.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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