Bergenfield Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of 14-Year-Old Girl, Faces Prison Sentence and Deportation
By Travis Tormey posted in Sex Crimes on Thursday, July 25, 2013
Last month, a Bergenfield man pleaded guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
After pleading in Bergen County Superior Court, 46-year-old Adan Martinez will be required to serve six (6) years in New Jersey State Prison. After serving his prison sentence, Mr. Martinez will be deported to his native Mexico.
Mr. Martinez was originally charged with several counts stemming from the sexual assault two (2) years ago. These charges included rape and statutory rape.
In New Jersey, rape is labeled as sexual assault, which is typically classified as a second degree crime. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b and N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c, sexual assault is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between five (5) and ten (10) years in state prison. Had Mr. Martinez gone to trial and been convicted of sexual assault, he would have been required to serve at least 85% of his sentence because the No Early Release Act (NERA) applies to sexual assault.
Mr. Martinez will remain in the Bergen County Jail until sentencing, which is scheduled for September 27.
For more information, see the CliffviewPilot.com article entitled “Man Gets 6 Years, Deportation in Bergenfield Rape of Girl, 14.“