Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a 33-year-old man was found guilty today of sexually assaulting a woman while she was at a friend’s home in New Brunswick.
Charles Lucas, who maintained addresses in Lodi and in Beacon, N.Y., was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault following eight hours of deliberations over two days by a jury sitting in New Brunswick.
Lucas will be ordered to serve 10 to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison and will be required to complete 85 percent of the term before he can be eligible for parole.
In addition, he will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subjected to parole supervision for life.
The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus on November 18, 2015.
During a trial that began on July 13, 2015, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Allysa Gambarella presented evidence and testimony showing that the victim, a 33-year-old woman, was unconscious on a couch when she was sexually assaulted by the defendant in the early morning hours of March 17, 2013.
Lucas was arrested and charged following an investigation by Detective Gregory Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Sgt Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department.