Former Morristown Resident Sentenced to Five Years for Explicit Contact of Minor

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Acting Morristown Police Chief Darnell Richardson announced that Daniel Soler, 49, formerly of Morristown was sentenced Friday by the Honorable David H. Ironson, J.S.C., to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.

According to a statement released by officials, Mr. Soler will also be subject to registration pursuant to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.

Officials say Mr. Soler previously pled guilty to Sexual Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, admitting to an act of sexual contact upon a child who was under the age of 13 where he knew the victim through mutual acquaintances.

Mr. Soler must serve a minimum of fifty-one (51) months of the five (5) year State Prison term before being eligible for parole. In addition, he was ordered to pay mandatory fines and penalties and to have no contact with the victim Morris County officials said.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit and the Morristown Police Detective Bureau, whose efforts contributed to the investigation and resolution of the matter.

Assistant Prosecutor Gloria Rispoli led the prosecution of this case.