As stated by a news release from Somerset County Prosecutor’s office, a 22-year old man from Manville was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child following his arrest at his home on Thursday, June 21.
According to Somerset County Prosecutor, Michael H. Robertson, Cornelio Felipe-Lopez, of North Fourth Avenue, Manville was arrested after detectives spoke to a 12-year old girl who said she had been sexually assaulted by Felipe-Lopez.
“On April 27, 2018, a 12-year old female told detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office (SCPO) Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit that she had been sexually assaulted on three occasions in 2017, by defendant Felipe-Lopez while residing in Raritan Borough,” Robertson said in a news release.
The SCPO Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit and Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation found the defendant at his residence on North 4th Avenue in Manville on June 21 the news release stated.
He was transported to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in Somerville, and then arrested without incident, police say.
Robertson, and Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at (908) 231-7100 or via the STOPit app.