An Orange NJ man has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for participating in the gang rape of a teenage girl in Morristown, NJ.
The suspect is a 23-year-old resident of Orange, New Jersey. According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect was among a group of three people who raped a 17-year-old girl on September 4, 2011. The victim was highly intoxicated and investigators determined that she was not able to provide consent because she was in and out of consciousness.
At some point during the rape, the victim regained consciousness and told the suspect to stop what he was doing. However, the suspect allegedly continued to have sex with her.
The Morristown Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a joint investigation into the alleged rape and spoke with the victims and witnesses.
The suspect was later placed under arrest and charged with numerous sex crimes, including multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault.
The case eventually went to trial in Morris County Superior Court in November 2016, with the jury ultimately handing down a guilty verdict on the criminal charges.
Now the suspect has been sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, after the suspect serves his prison sentence and is released, he will have to register as a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law.
The other two suspects in the gang rape previously pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual contact. The suspects received separate sentences of one year of probation.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Convicted in Gang Rape of Drunk Teen Sentenced to 10 Years.”