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Paterson Man Sentenced to 14 Years in State Prison for Explicit Contact With Minor


“ By: Yuritza Arroyo

Passaic County authorities announced that James Jackson, Jr.,39, of Paterson, was sentenced to fourteen years in New Jersey State Prison.

According to Paterson Police, on April 6, 2021, the department received a report of a sixteen-year-old child who disclosed being sexually abused at an earlier age.

Police say thereafter, Prosecutor’s Office Detectives interviewed the victim and multiple witnesses.

The victim reported being sexually abused by Mr. Jackson on numerous occasions at residences in Paterson between September 2012 and September 2015.


According to Police, Mr. Jackson was arrested on April 15, 2021, after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

On February 13, Mr. Jackson pled guilty to two counts of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

On June 2, Judge Mohammed sentenced Mr. Jackson to an aggregate term of fourteen years in New Jersey State Prison.

Upon release from New Jersey State Prison, Mr. Jackson will be required to register under Megan’s Law and will be subject to Parole Supervision for Life.

The victim and her family members participated in court at the sentencing hearing before Judge Mohammed.