MAYS LANDING- A 45 year-old Pleasantville man has been sentenced on charges of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 2nd Degree Endangering by Sexual Conduct of a girl who he began assaulting when she was 8 years-old, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
An investigation determined that the girl was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions while in the care of Cruz-Rojas from February 5, 2016 to February 3, 2018.
Javier Cruz-Rojas was sentenced before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury on Friday, February 28, 2020, to 10 years in New Jersey state prison subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA), which mandates that the defendant must serve 85% of the sentence at 85%. Cruz-Rojas will also be subject to Megan’s Law Registration and Parole Supervision for Life.
The investigation was conducted by detectives of the ACPO Special Victims Unit. Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer represents the state in the matter.
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