Man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting girl, 7

FREEHOLD –A Long Branch man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in Eatontown, authorities said Friday.

The sentence imposed Thursday follows a month-long trial last year when Edgar Mejia, 55, was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

At the trial before Superior Court  Judge David Bauman in Freehold, a jury found Mejia guilty of sexually assaulting the girl when she was alone in the bedroom with him in July 2014 in Eatontown.

The girl told her mother that same night and police …read more

Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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