By: Yuritza Arroyo
On Friday, March 10, a 39-year-old Jersey City man was convicted of all charges relating to the sexual assault of his stepdaughter.
According to officials, the defendant was convicted by a jury of Aggravated Sexual Assault , a crime of the first degree; Sexual Assault by Contact, a crime of the second degree; and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree.
Officials say the crimes occurred in Jersey City between 2018 and 2020 when the victim was 8 and 9 years old.
The verdict was delivered before the following a three day trial.
The State was represented in this matter by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Dennis Murray. “Crimes on children are heinous, even more so when the defendant is trusted to care and provide for the victim,” said Assistant Prosecutor Dennis Murray.
“We thank the jury for its service in this matter and are hopeful this conviction provides healing to the victim on the continued road to recovery.” The defendant faces 25 years to life in New Jersey State Prison at sentencing, which is tentatively scheduled for May 19.
He is subject to Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law registration.