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Man Arrested with Several Sexual Assault Charges and Endangering the Welfare of a Child

November 2, 2020

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Christopher Leusner of the Middle Township Police Department announce the arrest of 28-year-old Christopher Eggermont, a resident of Middle Township, New Jersey.

On October 28, 2020, Eggermont was charged with one count (1) of Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first-degree, one (1) count of Sexual Assault, a crime of the second-degree, three (3) counts of Criminal Sexual Contact, a crime of the fourth-degree, and one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second-degree. *

These charges were a result of an investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Detectives from the Middle Township Police Department involving the alleged sexual assault of a juvenile victim. On October 29, 2020, Eggermont was arrested and processed on the above listed charges and is currently being lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center.

Prosecutor Sutherland advises persons convicted of first-degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 10 to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Persons convicted of a second-degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Prosecutor Sutherland advises this is an on-going investigation and urges anyone who has additional information relating to this investigation to contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700, or report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.
*Any charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.