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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: April 3, 2013







Teenager charged with sexually assaulting child



††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief Robin Retenberg of the Metuchen Police Department announced today that teenage employee of a sports facility has been charged with improperly touching a 7-year-old girl.


The teenage boy, whose identity and age are being withheld, was charged on April 2, 2013 with juvenile delinquency for sexually assaulting and endangering the welfare of the girl.


An investigation began after the girlís mother contacted police on April 1, 2013, reporting that her daughter was improperly touched earlier in the day at the SMG Sportsplex in Metuchen. The investigation showed that the teenage boy had been working at the complex since August 2012.


The teenager was being held at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center in North Brunswick following a Family Court hearing in New Brunswick today before Superior Court Judge James F. Hyland.


The teenage boy was charged during the investigation by Detective Peter Knoll of the Metuchen Police Department and Investigator Jeffrey Maroccia of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Knoll of the Metuchen Police Department at (732) 632-8500, or Investigator Maroccia of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3600.