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Hunterdon County man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting child

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County man has been sentence after admitting to sexually assaulting a child, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée Robeson announced.

Jose E. Vasquez, 26, of Whitehouse Station was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison, Robeson said.

Vasquez pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual assault on January 5, Robeson said.

Due to the No Early Release Act, Vasquez will be required to serve 8.5 years before being eligible for parole. Upon his release, he will be required to register as a sex offender and be subject to parole supervision for life.

The guilty plea is a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit and the Readington Township Police Department.

Vasquez openly admitted in court to sexual contact with a child under the age of 13, Robeson 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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