FLEMINGTON, N.J. -

A Somerset County, New Jersey, man is in jail, awaiting a court appearance on charges of engaging in sex acts with a child.

As part of an investigation by the Hunterdon County prosecutor's office special victims unit, officials arrested 33-year-old David C. Hardy of Branchburg on Aug. 11.

Hardy was charged for engaging in sexual acts with a child less than 16-years-old but older than 13, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Officials said the crimes took place in September 2000 when Hardy lived in Lebanon Township.

If convicted, Hardy could face five to 10 years in state prison.

He was taken to the Hunterdon County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Hunterdon County prosecutor’s office special victim's unit at 908-788-1129.