MAYS LANDING- Adan Otero was sentenced Friday for multiple charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of Children, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Adan Otero was sentenced to 17 years in New Jersey State Prison, subject to the No Early Release Act. Following an evaluation at Avenel he was determined to be repetitive and compulsive and therefore was sentenced under the purview of the New Jersey Sex Offender Act. He faces the potential of civil commitment upon his release from prison.
On February 9, 2018, Otero, 27, pleaded guilty to four counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. As part of the plea agreement Otero received a recommendation of 17 years under the No Early Release Act.
Over a period of several months in the spring of 2016, Otero sexually assaulted four juvenile victims in various locations in Atlantic City. He pleaded guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child in connection to a fifth victim. The victims were all under the age of 10. Otero is in custody in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of bail as this was a pre-bail reform case. This investigation was a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and the Atlantic City Police Department.
Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson represents the state.
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.