FLEMINGTON, NJ – A 52-year-old man who admitted to having sexual contact with a girl younger than 16 has been sentenced to state prison, Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams announced in a press release today.

The incidents happened in Readington and Bedminster.

Steven B. Mell, 52, of Far Hills, was arrested in June, 2018 and indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on three counts of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

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In May, Mell pled guilty to third-degree endangering the welfare of a child via sexual conduct, Williams said.

Mell was sentenced by Judge Angela F. Borkowski to three years in state prison on June 28.

He will also be subjected to the provisions of Megan’s Law and remain under parole supervision for life, Williams said.

Mell’s sentence will run concurrently with a seven-year federal sentence for crimes against the same victim.

Mell’s prosecution was a joint effort that included the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, according to the press release.