Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, Frenchtown Police Chief Al Kurylka, and New Jersey State Police Kingwood Station Commander Lt. John Beyers announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Frenchtown Police, and the NJSP Kingwood Station Detectives has led to the arrest of Logan D. Soja, 20, of Frenchtown, New Jersey.
The investigation revealed that the defendant engaged in sexual acts with a child less than 16 years old but older than 13 years old on at least two occasions. The investigation showed that the defendant utilized social networking to contact his victim. The defendant was charged with Sexual Assault, a 2nd degree crime, and Endangering the Welfare of Children, a 3rd degree crime. The investigation continues as there may have been other children he had contact with through social networking. He was arrested on April 28, 2015. Soja had previously been arrested for similar crimes in February.
The Honorable Angela Borkowski, J.S.C. set bail on the defendant at $150,000. He was subsequently lodged in 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 Victims Unit at 908-788-1129.
Prosecutor Kearns reiterated, “Social media is a common activity for children, but as parents we need to be vigilant, monitor their online use, and be cognizant of the potential dangers. Crimes involving children are a serious offense, if found guilty the defendant can be sentenced to five to ten years in prison for the 2nd degree charge.”
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.
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