LAKEWOOD MAN SENTENCED IN AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT
Defendant Belsay Guzman Hernandez, 53, of Lakewood was sentenced today before Judge James M. Blaney, J.S.C., for 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison with a 15 year stipulation of parole ineligibility, along with Parole Supervision for Life, Megan’s Law Registration and Nicole’s Law (No Contact with Victim). The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Prosecutor Terry Ann Linardakis. Debra Giordano from Ocean County Prosecutor’s Victim/Witness Unit, along with Betty Valdes assisted the family throughout the process.
The sentence stems from the June 11, 2015, arrest by Lakewood Police Det. Pete Aakjer and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Det. Melissa Matthews of the defendant after an investigation initiated on June 9, 2015. The partnering detectives began the investigation based on a referral received from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. The investigation alleged Hernandez sexually assaulted a 4 year old female, known to him, on two occasions.
The defendant has remained incarcerated since the time of his arrest on bail set by the Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, J.S.C. at $150,000 with no 10% option.
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