A 39-year-old man from Jersey City was convicted on Friday, March 10, 2023, of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter. The defendant was found guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Contact, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The crimes occurred between 2018 and 2020 when the victim was only 8 and 9 years old.

The verdict was delivered by the Honorable Mitchell L. Pascual, J.S.C. following a three-day trial. Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Dennis Murray represented the state in this matter.

“Crimes against children are heinous, even more so when the defendant is trusted to care and provide for the victim,” said Assistant Prosecutor Dennis Murray. “We thank the jury for its service in this matter and are hopeful this conviction provides healing to the victim on the continued road to recovery.”

The defendant faces 25 years to life in New Jersey State Prison at sentencing, which is tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2023. He is subject to Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law registration.

This conviction serves as a reminder that those who commit such crimes will be held accountable for their actions, and the justice system will work tirelessly to protect the most vulnerable members of society.