Posted Friday, December 13th, 2019
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker announce that a Morris County jury has found Richard Perry, 48, of Oak Ridge, guilty of two counts of second degree sexual assault and one count of third degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Superior Court Judge David Ironson presided over the trial. A sentencing date has been scheduled for Jan. 17. Perry has been remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending sentencing.
At sentencing, he faces a minimum of five years in New Jersey State Prison and will be required to serve 85 percent of that sentence before being eligible for parole. He also will also be subject to registration pursuant to Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life
The crimes occurred on Oct. 2, 2016 when Mr. Perry had physical contact with a younger relative during a sleepover at his home. The 11-year-old victim disclosed to her aunt immediately that Perry assaulted her, and the aunt in turn contacted the police.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Jefferson Township Police Department and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit for their involvement in this investigation and prosecution.
He specifically would like to thank and recognize the prosecution team of Assistant Prosecutor Reema Sethi Kareer, Assistant Prosecutor Jessica Sparano, Detective Michael Bost, Detective Melissa Enslen, and Victim Advocate Amanda Holloway of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for their efforts in this case.
Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.