A Paterson man will be 75 before he'll be eligible for parole under a plea-bargained sentence handed down this week for sexually assaulting three children over the course of several years.
Ramon Torres, 68, was arrested in November 2019 by detectives from the Passaic County Special Victims Unit.
An investigation found that Ramon had “committed acts of sexual contact upon three children under the age of thirteen with whom he was acquainted…between the years of 1985 and 2019 in the City of Paterson,” Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said.
Rather than go to trial, Torres pleaded guilty last June to second-degree sexual assault and two counts of child endangerment in exchange for an eight-year prison sentence.
He must serve 85% of that -- 6 years and 8 months -- under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act.
Torres also must register as a Megan’s Law sex offender and remain under parole supervision for life following his release.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Christopher R. Freid of Valdes’s Special Victims Unit prosecuted Torres.
NOTE: Authorities warn parents that those who rape, molest or otherwise sexually assault young children are often known to the family -- and at times exhibit warning signs that such behavior is possible.
They urge parents or guardians to never leave their youngsters with any adult in whom they don't have 100% trust and confidence.
They also remind loved ones to always remain attentive to indications from their children of discomfort with the particular adult -- or signs that they may have been abused.
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