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Passaic Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Jail for Explicit Contact with Two Children


Passaic County officials announced that Ediberto Ordaz, 56, of Passaic, was sentenced on two counts of Sexual Assault upon children.

Officials said Ordaz was arrested on January 6, 2021, after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Passaic Police Department.

According to officials,  Ordaz pleaded guilty on April 29, 2021, before the Honorable Justine A. Niccollai, J.S.C., to two counts of second degree Sexual Assault for committing acts of sexual contact upon two children when one child was between 7 and 11 years old and the other was 12 years old.

The offenses occurred at a residence in the City of Passaic between September 2016 and January 2019.

Officials said on Monday, July 19, Judge Niccollai sentenced Mr. Ordaz to eight years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of his sentence to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act.

In addition to the custodial aspect of his sentence, Mr. Ordaz will be required to register as a sexual offender pursuant to the provisions of Megan’s Law. He will be subject to Parole Supervision for Life when he concludes his term of incarceration.