🚔 Bedminster resident charged with sexually assaulting two minors

🚔 Marcelo D. Schonhauser remains jailed pending a detention hearing

🚔 Somerset County prosecutors asking for additional information from the public

A Bedminster man has been arrested on accusations that he sexually assaulted two minor children stemming from two incidents in the township.

Somerset County prosecutors say that 45-year old Marcelo D. Schonhauser was involved in the sexual assault of an 8-year old girl and a 7-year old girl on March 4 at a social event.

Detectives met with both of the victims to learn what happened and both informed them they were sexually assaulted by Schonhauser.

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He was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault by sexual contact and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

Schonhauser was being held at Somerset County Jail while awaiting a detention hearing.

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If you want to send in information anonymously, you can do so authorities said via the STOPit app and use the access code: SOMERSETNJ.

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