A Highland Park Man was Charged with Sexually Assaulting Two Girls in Middlesex County

A Highland Park man previously charged with improperly touching a student at his martial arts school now faces charges of sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls.  The man, who was also a New Brunswick teacher, surrendered to Highland Park police was charged with two counts each of aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of the two girls in Middlesex County.

Aggravated sexual assault is charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2.  In the current matter, the defendant as charged with two counts of this crime.  If convicted, he could potentially face consecutive terms resulting in a prolonged period of incarceration.

New Jersey criminal procedure permits judges at sentencing for two separate offenses to impose incarceration to be served concurrently or consecutively.  In the event that a judge elects the terms to be served concurrently, then defendant will serve both jail terms during the same time.  For example, if a Judge sentences defendant to three years the first sexual assault and three years for the second to be served concurrently, then the defendant serves only three years of jail time.  However, if the Judge imposes the sentence consecutively then defendant would have to serve six years.

A skilled defense attorney can help reduce one’s sentence and potentially have them run concurrently.  I, Anthony N. Palumbo, a Middlesex County New Jersey Sex Crime Defense Attorney, understand the workings of the law and can properly defend accused persons in sexual assault offenses as well as those who have been convicted.  Visit my website for more information.  I have been defending individuals against sexual assault charges, including those involving minors, in New Jersey for almost four decades.