FLEMINGTON — With the trial of former Warren County Sheriff Edward Bullock continuing inside, members of the public will gather today outside the Hunterdon County Justice Center as a show of support for Bullock’s alleged victims.
Bullock, an Ocean County resident, and the Warren County sheriff from 1982 to 1991, is facing three counts of first-degree aggravated assault and three counts of second-degree sexual assault and faces up to 90 years in prison.
He is accused of sexually assaulting a boy under 13 in Mansfield and Belvidere between Dec. 18, 1986, and Jan. 7, 1988.
Sara Stewart, one of the rally’s organizers, in an email to the New Jersey Herald, said members of the community will attend to show our support and solidarity for alleged victims of former Warren County Sheriff Edward G. Bullock, and “try to put pressure on county/state officials to disclose the truth once and for all.”
Stewart said “the truth” included that Bullock was involved with more children than just the one in the trial.
The rally will be held from noon until 4 p.m.
After two days of jury selection on July 21 and 22, the trial began on Thursday, July 23, Warren County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael McDonald said on Monday.
Testimony will continue today in front of Judge Angela Borkowski in Hunterdon County, he said.
According to the Express- Times in Pennsylvania the trial venue was moved from Warren County to Hunterdon county due to a conflict for Judge Robert A. Reed.
In her email to the Herald, Stewart said having the trial heard before Borkowski, who is a former member of the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, seems “collusive” and that it appears to be a conflict of interest that Warren County is prosecuting a man (Bullock) who is related to “several civil lawsuits” the county is facing.
A flier for the rally that was posted online and throughout Warren and Hunterdon counties asks for anyone with information “regarding these or additional allegations of sexual abuse by the defendant come forward and be a voice for justice.”
While the trial begins at 9 a.m., the rally begins at noon.
The Hunterdon County Justice Complex is located at 65 Park Avenue, Flemington.