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NJ Animal Control Officer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Boy at Bucks County Park

Saul Nathan Barson, 29, of Lambertville, New Jersey, is accused of sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy at the Pat Livezey Park in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania back on February 3.

A New Jersey animal control officer was arrested Monday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a boy at a park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Saul Nathan Barson, 29, of Lambertville, New Jersey, is accused of sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy at the Pat Livezey Park in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania back on February 3. Police say Barson met the victim through SnapChat.

Barson is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors and criminal use of a communication facility.

Barson had worked as an Animal Control Officer in Princeton, New Jersey since 2015. Upon learning about the allegations against him, Princeton suspended Barson without pay pending further developments in the case.

Police also say another man, identified as 21-year-old Nicholas Fischer, sexually assaulted an underage victim at the same park. Fischer met the victim through the dating app Grindr, according to investigators. Police say the two incidents occurred less than a week apart though they don't believe they're related. 

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