Man sentenced to 8 years for sexually assaulting girl, 6

SOMERVILLE — A borough man charged with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in his home in 2013 was sentenced to eight years in state prison Friday in Somerset County Superior Court.

Michael E. Clarity, Sr., 55, pleaded guilty to third-degree endangering the welfare of a child with sexual contact in August, which carries a jail term of three to five years.

But because of eight prior indictable convictions, Clarity was eligible for an extended term sentence.

Thus, he was sentenced in the second-degree range, which is five to 10 years.

The prosecution dismissed charges of first-degree aggravated assault and second-degree sexual assault.

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Source: Somerset

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