By CBSNewYork Team

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A fencing coach in New Jersey is accused of sexually assaulting two teenagers.

The Somerset County prosecutor’s office says 49-year-old Stephen Kovacs, of Watchung, was arrested on Oct. 13.

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A 16-year-old girl alleges Kovacs sexually assaulted her multiple times in August and September of 2021.

Several days after she came forward, a 19-year-old woman reported that Kovacs had sexually assaulted her multiple times in 2020. The victim was 18 years old at the time.

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Both victims say the assaults took place in Bridgewater.

Kovacs has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

He is also accused of providing false statements under oath during his detention hearing.

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Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Somerset County prosecutor’s office sex crimes unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Bridgewater Township police department at (908) 722-4111. Tips can also be made anonymously through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ tip line at 1-888-577-8477.

CBSNewYork Team