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UPDATE: Newark Man Sentenced to Prison for Explicit Assault

Morris County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Morris County announced the sentencing of Nathaniel G. Yanez, age 23, of Newark and previously of Dover.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said that on December 8, the Hon. Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr. imposed an aggregate sentence of 12 years in New Jersey State Prison subject to 85% parole ineligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act.

Officials stated Yanez was also ordered to register under Megan’s Law and will be under Parole Supervision for Life.

Yanez was ordered to have no contact with the three victims, officials say.

According to officials, on April 27, 2023, Yanez had previously entered guilty pleas to three counts of second-degree Explicit Assault and one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Officials said Yanez had been detained at the Morris County Correctional Facility following his arrest in March of 2022 on the initial charges.

The charges stem from incidents involving two victims at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway, New Jersey, and a residence in Dover, as well as another victim who was identified from videos on the defendant’s phone, officials stated.