MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A former Nevada man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison on sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and other charges, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
On September 1, 2021, a Morris County jury returned a verdict finding Kelvin Briggs, 64, guilty of multiple offenses including endangering the welfare of a child (production of sexually explicit images and video of a child engaged in a sexual act), sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child (distribution of sexually explicit images of a child), endangering the welfare of a child (engaging in sexually explicit conversations with a child), invasion of privacy, and stalking, Carroll said.
These incidents occurred over a period of time from August through November 2017 while Briggs was a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the victim, a 13-year-old female, was a resident of Jefferson Township, Carroll said.
Briggs was sentenced on February 10 by the Honorable Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr. who imposed an aggregate sentence of 24 years in New Jersey State Prison. The first 16 years of the sentence are subject to the No Early Release Act, which makes him ineligible for parole until he has served 85% of 16 years.
Briggs will also be required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Megan’s Law and will also be on parole supervision for life, Carroll said.
The Jefferson Township Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the Sex Crimes and Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in the investigation.