Convicted Monmouth County sex offender arrested on new sexual assault charges

A Monmouth County man was recently accused of sexually abusing a 15 year old boy and is being held on second degree aggravated sexual assault and third degree child endangerment charges. He previously served 4 years of an 8 year sentence for aggravated assault and aggravated sexual assault, having been released from prison in 2010.

 

Committing an act of sexual penetration with a minor constitutes second degree child sexual assault and is punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison. Certain aggravating factors, however,  such as the use of force or coercion, can raise the crime to first degree aggravated sexual assault, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years imprisonment.

 

People accused of child sexual assault may also be charged with additional offenses, such as endangering the welfare of a child. Third degree child endangerment, which carries a penalty of 3 to 5 years in prison, includes situations where a person engages in prohibited sexual acts with the child, such as intercourse, oral sex, masturbation, or other types of sexual conduct.

 

In addition to imprisonment, a person who is convicted of a child sexual abuse crime will also be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. Being convicted of aggravated sexual assault or for more than one sex offense, moreover, renders an offender ineligible for removal from Megan’s Law.

 

If you’ve been charged with child sexual assault or child endangerment in Monmouth County or anywhere else in New Jersey, I urge you to seek legal advice immediately. My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, and I am a criminal defense attorney with more than 35 years of experience. Contact me today for a free initial consultation through the email form on my website or at 1-866-664-8118.