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Man who sexually assaulted 4 people in Morris County sentenced to 28 years in prison

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A 41-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in state prison after he sexually assaulted three woman and one man in Morris County in 2018, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On July 15, 2021, a Morris County jury returned a verdict finding Jeremiah Forde, formerly of Dover, guilty of multiple offenses including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, and invasion of privacy, Carroll said.

These incidents occurred during September of 2018 in Parsippany-Troy Hills and the victim in the case was an adult female, Carroll said.

Then on November 16, 2021, Forde pled guilty to additional crimes of promoting prostitution of two adult women, one in Roxbury Township and the other in Hanover Township. Forde admitted to providing the two women with controlled dangerous substances and coercing them to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money at various hotels, Carroll said.

Also on November 16, Forde pled guilty to aggravated assault on an adult male in Hanover Township, Carroll said.

These incidents all occurred between August 2018 and November 2018, Carroll said.

Then on February 18, 2022, the Honorable Robert Hanna imposed an aggregate sentence of 28 years in New Jersey State Prison. The first 19 years of the sentence are subject to the No Early Release Act, which make the defendant ineligible for parole until he has served 85% of 19 years, Carroll said.

Forde 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.

“I would like to thank and acknowledge the agencies that participated in the investigations that led to the successful guilty verdict and guilty pleas, including the Roxbury Police Department, Hanover Township Police Department, Parsippany Troy Hills Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes and Child Endangerment Unit,” Carroll said.

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