LAKEWOOD — A 58-year-old township man has been charged in the sex assault of a 12-year-old, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato said Friday.

Istevan Mehesz, 58, was arrested Thursday after an investigation alleged he sexually assaulted the girl during the past year, Coronato said in a statement.

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Mehesz was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of sexual assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Under Nicole’s Law, he is not to have contact with the victim, which was ordered by the court, authorities said.

He was being held at the Ocean County jail. County Special Victims Unit Detective Alex Dasti and Lakewood police Detective Michael Cavallo investigated.

— Lauren Carroll

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