HAMILTON TWP – MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man pleaded guilty on Thursday to first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault of a minor, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Darnell Luke, 26, admitted that in December 2015, he had a 7 year-old child perform a sex act on him. Luke is scheduled to be sentenced in April before Judge Rodney Cunningham. Luke will receive a 15 year sentence to be served in a New Jersey state prison which he must serve all of before he is eligible for parole and will be subject to Megans Law and Parole Supervision for Life.
The case was investigated by Detectives Michael Peterson and Daniel Choe of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. Assistant Prosecutor Dave Ruffenach represents the state in the matter.
These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.