Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Flemington Borough Police Chief
Jerry Rotella, and Raritan Township Police Chief Glenn Tabasko announced that a joint
investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit,
Flemington Borough Police Department, and Raritan Township Police Department has led
to the arrest of one individual. On August 18, 2017, Carlos M. Hernandez-Escobar, age 29, of Flemington, NJ, was arrestedand charged with two counts of 2nd degree Sexual Assault by Contact and two counts of 3rddegree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
An investigation by detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special
Victims Unit, Flemington Borough Police Department and Raritan Township Police
Department revealed Mr. Hernandez-Escobar had sexual contact with a juvenile victim
when the victim was under the age of 13. These incidents occurred in both Raritan
Township and Flemington Borough in 2015.
Mr. Hernandez-Escobar was transported to the Somerset County Jail and later transferred
into ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody.
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.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is requested to
contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 908-788-1129.