According to an announcement on Friday by authorities, a Wyckoff man was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault. After an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office –Special Victims Unit, and the Allendale Police Department, it was determined that 29 year-old Matthew Plotkin “engaged in sexual assault” while working as a masseur at the Hand and Stone Spa in Allendale. Plotkin was arrested on Thursday and was scheduled to appear at the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Friday. Click here to read more at www.patch.com.
The state of New Jersey takes Sexual Assault allegations very seriously. Sexual Assault is a crime of the Second Degree, punishable by a period between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison, 85% of which must be served under the No Early Release Act ( NERA ) before the benefit of parole. Additionally, a Sexual Assault conviction also carries with it the following requirements: Community Supervision for Life, Megan Law s Registration, and a psychosexual evaluation (commonly referred to in court as an Avenel evaluation ).
If you find yourself in the situation that you are charged with Sexual Assault, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately, especially given the potential prison sentence if you are convicted. Former Morris County Prosecutor, Alissa D. Hascup is committed to ensuring your rights are protected in court. She has successfully defended countless individuals charged with Sexual Assault and various other sexual offenses in towns like Wayne, Paterson, and Clifton. Contact her office today for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.