MAYS LANDING– An Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges for the sexual assault of juvenile male victims, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On Friday, March 8, 2019, Santos Blanco, 43, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault for the sexual assault of two male juveniles. In exchange for his plea of guilty, Blanco will serve 12 years in New Jersey state prison, of which he must serve 85% before being eligible for parole. Blanco will be subject to the requirements of Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for life, and must undergo an examination at the Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center.
In April 2018, Blanco was indicted by an Atlantic County Grand Jury on 3 counts of First-Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and 3 counts of Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child against Blanco.
In December 2017, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned a separate 9-count indictment against Blanco for the sexual assault of a different juvenile victim for the following charges:
4 counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault
4 counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child
1 count of third degree Endangering
In September 2017, Blanco was charged with two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of third degree Endangering.
In October 2017, Blanco was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of another child in connection to incidents he committed against a juvenile victim during the course of several years.
The charges and indictments against Blanco come after a joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, detectives from the Pleasantville and Atlantic City Police Departments.
The state is represented by Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley.
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 http://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.