A man who used to work as a state prison corrections officer was sentenced to seven years in NJ State Prison for brutally attacking his ex-girlfriend.
The 41-year-old defendant admitted to assaulting his then-girlfriend in Pequannock, NJ. The assault resulted in severe injuries to the victim, including a broken nose and a broken eye socket. As a result of the attack, the victim suffered nerve damage. She also had to undergo facial reconstruction surgery.
After pleading guilty, the defendant was recently sentenced for aggravated assault and witness tampering. The witness tampering charges stemmed from the defendant’s attempts to persuade the victim not to testify in court about the attack. According to prosecutors, the defendant contacted the victim several times after the assault – communications that were in violation of a court order.
When the defendant appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, NJ, he was sentenced to serve seven years in NJ State Prison. Additionally, he was order to pay $1,340 to the victim to help cover her medical bills.
Although the defendant’s sentence was for seven years, he could be eligible for parole in slightly more than 16 months.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Ex-State Prison Guard Gets 7 Years in State Prison after Brutal Attack on Ex-Girlfriend.“
If you are facing assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.