AFTER ONLY ONE DAY POSTED ON THE HUNTERDON COUNTY NEWS MOST WANTED CAUGHT – charged with sex crimes

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski and Somerville Police Chief Dennis Manning announced the arrest of one individual as the result of a joint investigation conducted by Detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, and the Somerville Police Department. Arif Hassan Khan, age 65, of Somerville, NJ, was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Mr. Khan’s arrest was the result of a month long investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit. Mr. Khan used electronic means to have sexual conversations with a child less than 16 years old. According to Prosecutor Kearns, “If found guilty at trial, the defendant could be exposed to 5 years in a state prison for the 3rd degree charge. Parents and guardians should be diligent and monitor the computer use of their children.” Bail for the defendant was set at $50,000 by the Honorable Angela Borkowski J.S.C. Mr. Khan was remanded to the Hunterdon County Jail awaiting a first court appearance. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is requested to contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit at 908-788-1129. The filing of a criminal complaint is merely a step in the criminal justice process. The defendant is presumed innocent until the matter is resolved in a court of law. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010 or by going to www.crimestoppershunterdon.com, or text messaging “HCTIPS” plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also download the free mobile app “Tipsubmit” and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.