61-Year-Old Man Charged with Sexual Assault & Criminal Sexual Contact

July 4, 2020


Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Morris Plains Police Department Chief Michael M. Koroski announce that Anthony Ligon, age 61, of Morristown, has been charged with Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(1), a crime of the second degree; and Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3b, a crime of the fourth degree.

This defendant is alleged to have committed a sexual assault and an act of sexual contact on July 3, 2020 on a female resident, age 82, who resides at Arbor Terrace Senior Living Facility, located in Morris Plains, New Jersey.  The defendant was employed by Arbor Terrace at the time of the offense as a maintenance technician. The defendant has been charged by warrant-complaint and is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit and the Morris Plains Police Department, whose efforts contributed to the investigation of the matter.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to call the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or the Morris Plains Police Department at 973-538-2284.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.