A Florham Park NJ man was sentenced for a sex crime and then allegedly committed vandalism just a few hours later in Morris Plains, New Jersey.
The suspect is a 20 year-old resident of Florham Park, NJ. He previously pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact stemming from sexual relations with two underage females in East Hanover, NJ. On October 21, 2016, the suspect was sentenced to two years of probation on the sexual offense charges.
Only a couple of hours after a superior court judge ordered the suspect to register as a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law, he allegedly went to Community Park in Morris Plains NJ and spray-painted graffiti in the public park. According to authorities, the suspect and another Florham Park man vandalized a stone patio and a garbage can at the Morris Plains NJ park.
Detectives with the Morris Plains Police Department investigated the act of vandalism and apprehended the two suspects the following day. Both men have been charged with criminal mischief.
Meanwhile, two other individuals who were allegedly with the main suspects at the time of the vandalism were cited for local ordinance violations for being in the park after hours.
If the main suspects are convicted on the criminal charges of criminal mischief, they could wind up behind bars. That’s because criminal mischief is classified as a fourth degree felony and carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in NJ State Prison.
For further information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Sex Offender Charged with Defacing Morris Plains Park Property.”