A Paterson NJ man will be spending decades behind bars after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a young girl in Union County, New Jersey.
The suspect is a 29-year-old man from Paterson, NJ. He was accused of sexually assaulting a victim under the age of 13 in Plainfield, NJ. According to Union County NJ prosecutors, the suspect committed the sexual assaults over a period of two years.
After an exhaustive investigation by the Union County Prosecutor s Office Special Victims Unit, authorities determined that enough evidence existed to arrest the suspect. He was subsequently charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault, first degree sexual assault, and second degree child endangerment.
A jury later found the suspect guilty on all of the criminal charges.
Now the suspect has been formally sentenced on the sex crime charges. He recently appeared in Union County Superior Court, located in Elizabeth, NJ, and was sentenced to a term of incarceration of 28 years in New Jersey State Prison. Since the crime is covered by the NJ No Early Release Act (NERA), the suspect will be required to serve a minimum of 85 percent of his sentence before he becomes eligible for release on parole.
Additionally, the suspect will have to register as a convicted sex offender under Megan s Law.
For more information about this case, read the MyCentralJersey.com article, “Passaic County Man Sentenced for Plainfield Child Sex Assaults.”