Jersey City police officer admits bid to sexually assault 2 young girls

New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. — A northern New Jersey police officer has admitted that he traveled to Atlantic City earlier this year in a bid to sexually assault two young girls.

Stephen Wilson, a 34-year-old Bayonne resident who served on the Jersey City force, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted aggravated sexual assault. Prosecutors will recommend that he get an eight-year state prison term when he’s sentenced Oct. 21.

Authorities say Wilson used a chat app to speak with other adults who offered to provide him access to two girls, ages 8 and 10,  who he could sexually assault in exchange for $200.

Wilson was arrested Feb. 26 when he went to Atlantic City to meet the adults.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Jersey Videos

NJ hits vax or test deadline for school, state workers

Passaic County lifts boil water advisory

NJ congressman on local impact of national supply chain issues

NJ special needs school makes up for lost time with Fall Festival

UFO sighting in Paterson? Inside the mysterious lights above

NJ gov. debate recap: Murphy, Ciattarelli square off in heated debate

More New Jersey

Crime

Delivery man slain in Manhattan supported devastated family in Bangladesh

Suspect identified after police shootout in Brooklyn with New Rochelle cops

New Rochelle murder suspect arrested in Brooklyn after shootout with police

Shots fired in Downtown Brooklyn involving suspect, New Rochelle police: NYPD

Teen fatally shot amid rise in youth shootings

Arrest made in Pasco County home invasion case

More Crime

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter