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Oak Ridge Man Found Guilty for Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Oak Ridge

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker announce that on December 12, a Morris County jury found Richard Perry, 48, of Oak Ridge, New Jersey, guilty of two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

The Honorable David H. Ironson, J.S.C., presided over the trial. A sentencing date has been scheduled for January 17, 2020.

According to officials Perry was subsequently remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending sentencing. At sentencing, he faces a minimum of five (5) years New Jersey State Prison in which he will have to serve 85% of that sentence before being eligible for parole. Perry will also be subject to registration pursuant to Megan’s Law and Parole supervision for life.

The crimes occurred on October 2, 2016, when Perry had touched the niece of his fiancé on the breasts and vagina during a sleepover at his home. The then 11-year-old victim disclosed to her aunt immediately that Mr. Perry touched her, and the aunt, in turn, contacted the police.