By: Yuritza Arroyo
Passaic County authorities announced that Antwan Campbell, age 40, of Paterson, was found guilty after a jury trial of one count of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault, and two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
According to the Paterson Police, on February 11, 2019, the Department contacted the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit to report that a seven-year-old child and an eleven-year-old child made sexual abuse allegations against Mr. Campbell.
Officials say Prosecutor’s Office Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses, including the child victims.
The children reported being sexually abused by Mr. Campbell on different occasions between November 2018 and February 2019 at their home in Paterson, New Jersey.
According to authorities, on March 23, a Passaic County petit jury convicted Mr. Campbell on all counts submitted for their consideration.
Judge Mohammed scheduled Mr. Campbell’s sentencing hearing for July 13 at 9:00 AM and remanded Mr. Campbell to the custody of the Passaic County Jail pending sentence.
The sentencing exposure on first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault where the victim is under the age of thirteen is twenty-five years to life in New Jersey State Prison, subject to a twenty-five-year parole disqualifier pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act; on second-degree Sexual Assault, it is five to ten years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act; and on second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, it is five to ten years in New Jersey State Prison.
Mr. Campbell is subject to the Special Sentence of Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law registration requirements.