Hopewell, NJ, Man Charged With Attempted Criminal Sexual Contact, Endangering The Welfare Of A Child In Princeton

June 7, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–Princeton Police say that on June 2, 2022 at approximately 9:20 a.m., a 17-year-old female victim was entering her vehicle that was parked in the Franklin Avenue Parking Lot (located across from Harris Road). While entering her vehicle, a male approached her from behind and grabbed her left leg in an apparent attempt to grab her buttocks.

An investigation was conducted by Princeton Police Department’s Detective Bureau which led to the arrest of Melecio Xecchay, 49-years-old, from Hopewell, NJ. Xecchay was charged with Attempted Criminal Sexual Contact (a 4th degree crime) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (a 3rd degree crime). Xecchay was processed and subsequently lodged in the Mercer County Correctional Facility.

There are several open criminal sexual contact cases which may be related to this case. The Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate all open cases. At this time, there is no additional information available. When more information is available, we will put out an additional press release.

We are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has additional information, to contact Det. Eric Dawson at (609) 921-2100 extension 1832.