FLEMINGTON, NJ – A borough man has been sentenced on child abuse charges, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Mohamed Osman, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of fourth-degree child abuse in March. He was arrested last July after a joint investigation by detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Raritan Township police. The violations occurred in Raritan Township.

In court, Osman admitted to physically assaulting a child and to knowingly and purposefully touching the intimate body parts of a child for his own sexual gratification. He also admitted to knowingly and purposefully having a different child touch his intimate body parts for his own sexual gratification.

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Yesterday, Judge Kevin M. Shanahan sentenced Osman to three years in state prison.

“I would like to commend Raritan Township Police Department Det. Scott Iglay and Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Aaron Lacey for their exemplary work during this investigation,” said Williams in the press release. “I would also like to thank Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Daniels for her hard work in prosecuting this case and for helping to bring justice to the victims of these heinous acts.”