Morris Plains Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman While She Slept

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Borough of Morris Plains Police Chief Jason A. Kohn announce that Luis M. Sanango-Lazo, 29, of Morris Plains, has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and Criminal Sexual Contact.

This 29-year-old defendant is alleged to have sexually assaulted an adult female who was known to him after she fell asleep in the defendant’s residence in Morris Plains. When the victim woke up the following morning, she reportedly felt vaginal discomfort. She responded to the Morristown Medical Center and submitted to an examination by a Forensic Nurse Examiner who obtained evidence.

Thereafter, authorities obtained scientific evidence that led to the filing of the criminal charges against this defendant.

Authorities charged the defendant then lodged him at the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call Sgt. Marshall Wang of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200 or Det. Ryan McKay of the Morris Plains Police Department at 973-538-2284.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this allegation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.