A Florham Park man was sentenced for a sexual offense and then allegedly vandalized a park in Morris Plains NJ just a few hours later.
The suspect, a 20 year-old man who lives in Florham Park, previously pleaded guilty to charges of criminal sexual contact. The suspect allegedly engaged in sexual relations with two juveniles in East Hanover, New Jersey. On October 21, 2016, the suspect appeared in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown and was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law, in accordance with the recommendation of prosecutors.
Just a couple of hours after the suspect managed to avoid jail on the sex crime charges, he reportedly got together with three acquaintances and went to Community Park in Morris Plains, New Jersey. That’s where all four men allegedly spray-painted graffiti on a stone patio and a garbage can in the park.
Morris Plains detectives investigated and eventually arrested the four allegedly vandals. The main suspect and another person were charged with criminal mischief, a fourth degree felony that carries severe penalties. Meanwhile, the other two men accused of committing vandalism in the public par were cited for municipal ordinance violations.
For more information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Sex Offender Charged with Defacing Morris Plains Park Property.”