A Paterson New Jersey man is headed to prison for a very long time after being convicted on sexual assault charges.
The suspect is a 29-year-old resident of Paterson, NJ. He was accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 in Plainfield, New Jersey over a two-year period.
The victim notified the Plainfield Police Department, which then contacted the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Detectives opened an investigation and soon arrested the suspect.
The suspect was ultimately convicted by a Union County jury in 2016.
Now the suspect is on his way to prison after a Union County Superior Court judge handed down a stiff sentence that includes 19 years for the aggravated sexual assault charge and nine years for the child endangerment charge.
The judge imposed the sentences consecutively, which means that the total prison sentence is 28 years. Beyond that, the suspect will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 28-Year Prison Sentence for Child Sex Assaults.”