Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Christian Rivera, 31, of Dover, was sentenced today in connection with three separate robberies of three individual victims that occurred in Rockaway Township, Wharton, and Roxbury, all in one week in April, 2012.
Superior Court Judge Stephen J. Taylor sentenced the defendant to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. He must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole.
On Sept. 22, 2015, Rivera entered guilty pleas to Judge Taylor to three, first-degree robberies.
Assistant Prosecutor Stephen G. Bollenbach represented the State during the prosecution of this matter.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Rockaway Township Police Department, Wharton Police Department, Roxbury Police Department, Denville Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the General Investigations Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for their efforts on these cases.
Any inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault at [email protected] or (973) 285-6262.