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Posted Friday, February 10th, 2017

Orange Man Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault on Morristown Woman

Sentenced to 10 years in State Prison

Morris Prosecutor: Essex County Man Sentenced for Morristown Sex AssaultMorris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Peter Demnitz of the Morristown Police announce that Aquil Malik, 23, of Orange and formerly of Morristown, has been sentenced this week to 10 years in State Prison by Superior Court Judge Salem V. Ahto for a 2011 sexual assault that occurred in Morristown.

The defendant, Malik, was found guilty in a jury trial of one count each of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, and second degree Sexual Assault.

The defendant met the intoxicated victim, age 17 at the time, at a social gathering in Morristown. The defendant and two other males drove the victim, who had requested to be taken home, to an isolated area and sexually assaulted her while she was in and out of consciousness.  Upon becoming aware of what was occurring. the victim told the defendant to stop, but he did not.

The defendant was a juvenile at the time of the assault, but his charges were transferred to Superior Court for trial as an adult.

Assistant Prosecutors Laura Magnone and Eryn Fernandez-Ledon represented the State in these proceedings.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morristown Bureau of Police, specifically Sergeant Tyrone Jackson, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit for their efforts in this matter.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler, at [email protected]. or 973-285-6215.