Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 66-year-old Mount Holly man has been sentenced to 21 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting an underage female, and engaging in sexual conduct with two other minors.
George F. Young of Mount Holly pled guilty earlier this year to Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree) and Criminal Sexual Contact (Fourth Degree).
The sentence was handed down on June 3 by the Hon. John J. Burke III, J.S.C., who ordered Young to be placed on the New Jersey sex offender registry and also be subjected to parole supervision for life upon release from his prison term.
The investigation began after an acquaintance of one of the victims became aware of Young’s abuse and told an adult, who then contacted law enforcement. The abuse occurred over a two-year period leading up to Young’s arrest in September 2021. Additional details about the case are being withheld to protect the identity of the victims.
Young was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Eife, supervisor of the BCPO Special Victims Unit.
The case was investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Mount Holly Police Department. The lead investigators were BCPO Detective Shawn McDonough and MHPD Detective Jacob Kapulskey.