GUILTY PLEA IN WARETOWN AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT
On Monday (2/1), Defendant Frederic Whitehead, 45, of Waretown pled guilty before Judge Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C. to one count of 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and one count of second degree Sexual Assault. The State is requesting 13 years in New Jersey State Prison (No Early Release Applies) concurrent to 8 years (No Early Release) along with Parole Supervision for Life, Megan’s Law Registration and Nicole’s Law (No contact with victim). The Defense is requesting 10 years concurrent to 5 years in NJ State Prison.
The guilty plea stems from offenses that occurred between May 2006 and August of 2012 in Ocean Township (Waretown). Victim was between the ages of 6 and 12 when the conduct occurred. Case was investigated by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Lindsay Woodfield and Waretown PD Det. Sgt. William Sneddon. Their investigation found that the defendant sexually abused the victim over a six year period. The victim was between the ages of 6 and 12 when the conduct occurred.
On 7/1/13, Det. Woodfield and Det. Sgt. Sneddon arrested Whitehead on the above charges. Debra Giordano from OCPO Victim Witness Unit assisted throughout the case. OCPO Senior Assistant Prosecutor Terry Ann Linardakis handled the prosecution for the State.
Sentencing will occur after the AVENAL evaluation. Whitehead remains incarcerated on bail set at $250,000 no 10%.
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