Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Little Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Richard Buzby today announced the arrest of Christopher Wilson, 20, of Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ, for 2nd degree Attempted Sexual Assault and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
The arrest stems from an investigation by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Detective Stephanie Bayha and Little Egg Harbor Township Police Detective Joel Mahr. The partnering agencies’ investigation, which began in December of 2016, alleges that Wilson offered the victim a gaming system in return for sexual favors.
Yesterday (1/19), Sr. Assistant Prosecutor Christine Lento approved the above charges and Christopher Wilson was arrested. Nicole’s Order (No contact with victim) was implemented by Judge Patricia B. Roe J.S.C. and Wilson was housed in the Ocean County Jail. As of 01-01-2017, under the new bail reform law there is no monetary bail. The defendant is being detained at Ocean County Jail pending further court action.
The media and public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.