According to Parsippany law enforcement, the 44-year-old suspect made multiple threats to the 45-year-old female victim while speaking with her online. The suspect allegedly told the victim that he would physically injure her.
The suspect, who lives in Bloomfield, NJ, was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats.
If the suspect is convicted of the very serious criminal charges, he could face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, terroristic threats is usually classified as a third degree felony. A conviction on third degree terroristic threats charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
One potentially important factor in the suspect’s punishment if convicted could be his reported status as a convicted sex offender in New Jersey. According to records kept by the NJ State Police, the suspect was previously convicted of sexual assault in 1997.
The suspect’s punishment in that earlier sex crime case included a requirement to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. The suspect is said to be a Tier-3 high-risk offender on the NJ sex offender registry.
After being arrested and charged in the recent case, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $10K bail amount.
For more information about this case, check out the DailyRecord.com article, “Man Charged with Online Threat to Parsippany Woman.”