FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Flemington man has pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual contact with a child, according to a press release from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.
Carlos M. Hernandez-Escobar, 31, entered a guilty plea of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child before Judge Angela F. Borkowski yesterday, Williams said.
In court, he admitted to engaging in sexual contact with a child, the release states.
Hernandez-Escobar was arrested in August 2017 after an investigation by detectives from the Hunterdon Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit and police from Flemington and Raritan Township.
The investigation revealed that Hernandez-Escobar had sexual contact with a juvenile victim when the victim was under the age of 13, according to the release.
Williams said the incidents occurred in both Raritan Township and Flemington in 2015. Hernandez-Escobar was later indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Hernandez-Escobar will appear for sentencing in Hunterdon County Superior Court on Aug. 9 and faces up to five years in state prison. He’s required to undergo a psychosexual evaluation before sentencing.