A Shrewsbury man admitted on Tuesday that he sexually assaulted seven juvenile victims -- all under the age of 13 -- between 2008 and 2018, authorities said, and now faces 18 years in state prison.
Victor Mejia-Salinas, 46, of Shrewsbury, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual Assault, three counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said.
The charges stem from three separate indictments that resulted from joint investigations by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Red Bank Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police.
Mejia-Salinas pleaded guilty in connection with incidents that occurred in Red Bank, Shrewsbury and Wall Township between 2008 through 2011, and 2013 through 2018, Gramiccioni said.
Mejia-Salinas admitted under oath to sexually assaulting and endangering the welfare of seven juvenile victims, all under the age of 13, who were family members and friends of the defendant, Gramiccioni said.
The terms of the plea calls for an aggregate sentence of 18 years in a New Jersey state prison with an 18-year period of parole ineligibility.
Additionally, Mejia-Salinas will be subject to the requirements of Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law Registration upon his release from prison.
Mejia-Salinas entered his plea before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano. He is due to return for sentencing on May 29.
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