According to the Parsippany Police Department, the suspect made several threats to the female victim during an online conversation. The suspect allegedly told the victim, a 45-year-old woman, that he would physically harm her.
The suspect, a 44-year-old man from Bloomfield NJ, has been charged with terroristic threats.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of terroristic threats, he could be in store for severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, terroristic threats is typically classified as a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree terroristic threats could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
One factor in the suspect’s potential penalties could be his reported status as a convicted sex offender. According to NJ State Police records, the suspect was convicted of sexual assault in 1997.
As part of the suspect’s punishment for the earlier sex crimes, he was required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. The suspect is reportedly listed as a Tier-3 high-risk offender on the sex offender registry.
After being placed under arrest and processed in this case, the suspect was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Man Charged with Online Threat to Parsippany Woman.”