A 49-year-old man is headed to a New Jersey prison for 17 years after being convicted of sexual assault of a minor female over a period of seven years. He was sentenced in New Brunswick Superior Court on March 17.
An investigation was launched during the summer of 2011 after the girl’s mother reported to the Sayreville Police Department that the man had assaulted her daughter. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office participated in the investigation and arrested and charged the man.
He was convicted last October after a trial lasting five weeks. Prosecutors sought convictions on endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, two counts of sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, attempted aggravated sexual assault and attempted sexual assault.
Testimony and evidence presented at his trial showed that the man assaulted the minor female multiple times at two separate Sayreville locations in the seven-year span between May of 2004 and July of 2011.
He will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence prior to being eligible for parole. Pending his release, he will be on lifetime supervised parole as well as mandated to register as a sex offender under the terms of Megan’s Law.
Aggressive prosecution of those accused of sex crimes is the norm. The provisions of Megan’s Law are quite restrictive and can have far-reaching effects on every aspect of a defendant’s life even after he or she has fulfilled a long prison sentence. Most defendants fare better in the courts when they are represented by an attorney who is experienced in defending clients accused of sex crimes. By working closely with their defense attorneys, clients may be acquitted or able to plead to lesser offenses in exchange for sparing their accuser(s) from testifying in court.
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, “Sayreville man imprisoned for sexually assaulting child,” Bob Makin, March. 18, 2015