Camden Man Admits Sexually Assaulting Child in East Greenwich Township
A Camden man will be spending time behind bars in NJ State Prison after he admitted to sexually assaulting an underage victim.
The suspect, a 59-year-old resident of Camden in Camden County NJ, was placed under arrest and charged with sexual assault, child endangerment, and other criminal offenses after an investigation by Gloucester County detectives. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office launched the investigation after receiving information that the suspect had committed the sex crime in May 2012.
According to Gloucester County law enforcement officials, the suspect sexually assaulted the juvenile at a home in East Greenwich Township, New Jersey. At the time of the sexual assault, the victim was less than 15 years old.
The suspect managed to avoid trial in the case by reaching a plea deal with Gloucester County NJ prosecutors. The suspect pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault and prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining criminal charges.
Now a Gloucester County Superior Court judge has approved the plea agreement and officially sentenced the suspect to five years in New Jersey State Prison.
Additionally, since this case involved a sex crime committed against a minor, the suspect may be subject to an investigation by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P, formerly known as DYFS).
Depending on whether the suspect has any children, his custody status could be in jeopardy.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Camden Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Child Sex Assault.”