Posted Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016


Morris County authorities have announced the arrest of Colin Bolger, 19, of Florham Park, on numerous charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, related to allegations involving two underage females.   MCPO Seal

Bolger has been charged in four separate complaints from conduct alleged to have occurred in three different municipalities, according to an announcement today by Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Prosecutor’s Chief of Investigations John Speirs, Florham Park Police Chief Robert Treiber, East Hanover Police Chief Stanley J. Hansen, and Hanover Township Police Chief Mark D. Roddy.

Each complaint charges Bolger with one count of Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree, and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree.

In late June, 2016, the mother of a 15 year old female reported to East Hanover Police that her daughter had been sexually assaulted by Bolger when she 14 years old.  During the course of the investigation, law enforcement determined that various sexual acts had allegedly been committed upon the female in both Florham Park and East Hanover between September 2015 and April 2016.

Subsequent investigation revealed that a separate 14 year old female also had allegedly been sexually assaulted by Bolger when she was 13 years old in both Florham Park and Hanover Township, between September 2015 and April 2016.

Bail was set for Bolger by Superior Court Judge Catherine I. Enright at $50,000, with no 10 percent option, and with a Nicole’s Law Restraining Order as to each victim.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Florham Park Police Department, specifically, Detective Sergeant Scott Bartell; the East Hanover Police Department, specifically Detective Frank Franco; the Hanover Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, specifically Detective/Supervisor Marshall Wang.

Anyone with information related to Colin Bolger and/or these allegations is asked to contact Detective Marshall Wang of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, Detective Scott Bartell of the Florham Park Police Department at 973-377-5441 or Detective Frank Franco of the East Hanover Police Department at 973-428-3053.

Media inquiries should be directed to Agent Paul Merkler at [email protected]. or 973-285-6215.