A was found guilty Friday in court for the third time of sexually assaulting a teenage boy over a three-year period.
Douglas Karlson, 52, of Old Bridge was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault after a jury deliberated about three hours today in New Brunswick, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday.
Karlson will be facing up to a 20-year sentence under state statute when he is sentenced at the Middlesex County Courthouse on December 10.
Karlson was suspended from his position in the following his arrest in May, 2005. He was later dismissed.
Judge Bradley Ferencz revoked Karlson’s $250,000 bail following the conviction and remanded the defendant to the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick to await sentencing.
During a trial that began with jury selection on September 11, Middlesex County Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Christie L. Bevacqua presented evidence that Karlson repeatedly sexually assaulted the teenage boy at the defendant’s home in Old Bridge on various occasions between June, 1994 and June, 1998.
The victim was 14 years old when the assaults began.
The conviction marks the third time Karlson has been found guilty in the case. He was convicted of the offenses following trial in 2006 and again in 2009, but was granted retrials by the Appellate Division of Superior Court the year following each of the convictions.