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Sussex County man sentenced on failure to register charge

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been sentenced for failing to register, Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Hector M. Hernandez, 44, of Stockholm was sentenced on March 10 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart siad.

Hernandez was sentenced to one year non-custodial probation and ordered to pay fines and fees, Taggart said.

Hernandez pled guilty on Jan. 17 to to third-degree failure to register stemming from an incident in October, 2022, Taggart said.

The case was investigated by members of the Hardyston Police Department and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Hernandez was represented by Matthew Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General/ Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M Rafuse.

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