April 19, 2018
Cloudy
Cloudy
46°F
 
FEATURED ADVERTISERS: * Allstate, Brian Zimmerman * Daley Life Celebration Studio * DiPaolo’s Restaurant * Dr. Clairvil * Garden of Eden Flower Shop * Grand Chiropractic Center * K9 Kountry Klub * Liquor Mart * Logan Twp. Schools * Maugeri’s Spring Fling * Move With Joanna * Paula Guarniero * Salem Medical Group * Spartan Planning * Summerfun Camp * Swedesboro/Woolwich Shred Events * Toddlers N’ Tots * Village Eye Center * Watch Me Learn * Woolwich Community Garden * Woolwich Twp. Clean Communities
The most widely read newspaper in "The New Town Press" area ~ Over 15,530 copies mailed monthly for residents and businesses in Swedesboro, Woolwich Twp., Logan Township, East Greenwich Twp., Mullica Hill, Auburn, South Harrison Twp. areas.

Plea in Swedesboro Sexual Assaults

April 5, 2018 12:01 am0 commentsViews: 8

glouc county prosecutors office webWOODBURY — Brandon A. Martinez-Tapia, 21, pleaded guilty on Feb. 23 to two sexual assault counts that occurred in Swedesboro between 2014 and 2017.

Martinez-Tapia pled guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault when the victim is between 13 and 15 years old and the defendant is at least four years older.

The offenses Martinez-Tapia acknowledged occurred in Swedesboro on dates between April 1, 2014 and July 17, 2016.

There were two victims.  The offenses were disclosed July 17, 2016.  Martinez was arrested two days later and has been incarcerated in default of bail.

In a negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Dana Anton recommended that Martinez be sentenced to nine years in New Jersey state prison.  Under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, he must serve 85 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith accepted the pleas and deferred sentencing until Martinez-Tapia is evaluated at the state’s Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a facility for sex offenders in Avenel, NJ. If he is found to be a repetitive and compulsive offender, he may serve his sentence at the Avenel facility and undergo treatment there.

Leave a Reply


To leave a comment, let us know you are human by finishing this math problem. *