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NJ Man Gets 25 Years For Sexually Assaulting 8-Year-Old Girl & Filming It

Diego Ayala
Diego Ayala Photo Credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office

A 35-year-old New Jersey man was sentenced to 25 years without parole in state prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl and recording it.

Diego Ayala, of Newark, admitted to the acts when pleading guilty, and will be required to serve the his sentence pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, said.

Ayala, who was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Christopher S. Romanyshyn, will be required to register under Megan's Law.

Arrested in 2018, Ayala pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 and one count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. 

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim's Unit, with assistance of the Newark Police Department, investigated the case.

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