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67-year-old man sentenced to 7 years in prison for endangering the welfare of a child

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A 67-year-old Morris County man has been sentenced to prison after jury found him guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Jose Lemus of Randolph was sentenced on Jan. 14 to seven years in state prison, was ordered to pay mandatory fines and penalties and to have no contact with the victim. He will also be subject to parole supervision for life and registration pursuant to Megan’s Law, Knapp said.

A Morris County jury found Lemus guilty on Oct. 21, 2019 to one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Knapp said.

The jury found Lemus not guilty of one count of second-degree sexual assault, and could not reach a verdict on a separate count of second-degree degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, Knapp said.

The sexual acts that constituted endangering the welfare of a child occurred in 2011 through 2015 when the victim was between the ages of 11 and 15-years old, Knapp said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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