Gloucester County ProsecutorGloucester County Prosecutor's Office

Criminal Justice Complex
P.O.Box 623
Woodubury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-5500

2/26/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #02232018
Subject :

Plea in Swedesboro NJ Sex Assaults
Contact :Bernie Weisenfeld    856-384-5617

                                                                PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

February   23, 2018

Contact:  Bernie Weisenfeld- PIO-GCPO

Re.:   Plea in Swedesboro sex assaults

 

Brandon A. Martinez-Tapia   (DOB 5/22/96) , no known address,  pleaded guilty today  (2/23) to two counts of second-degree sexual assault when the victim is between 13 and 15 years old and the defendant is at least four years older.

 

The offenses Martinez-Tapia acknowledged occurred in Swedesboro NJ on diverse dates between 4/1/14 and 7/17/16. There were two victims.  The offenses were disclosed 7/17/16.  Martinez was arrested two days later and has been incarcerated in default of bail.

 

In a negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Dana Anton will recommend that Martinez be sentenced to nine years in New Jersey state prison.  Under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, he must serve 85 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

 

Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith accepted the pleas and deferred sentencing until Martinez-Tapia is evaluated at the state’s Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a facility for sex offenders in Avenel NJ.  If he is found to be a repetitive and compulsive offender, he may serve his sentence at the Avenel facility and undergo treatment there.

 

 

 



                                                                PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

February   23, 2018

Contact:  Bernie Weisenfeld- PIO-GCPO

Re.:   Plea in Swedesboro sex assaults

 

Brandon A. Martinez-Tapia   (DOB 5/22/96) , no known address,  pleaded guilty today  (2/23) to two counts of second-degree sexual assault when the victim is between 13 and 15 years old and the defendant is at least four years older.

 

The offenses Martinez-Tapia acknowledged occurred in Swedesboro NJ on diverse dates between 4/1/14 and 7/17/16. There were two victims.  The offenses were disclosed 7/17/16.  Martinez was arrested two days later and has been incarcerated in default of bail.

 

In a negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Dana Anton will recommend that Martinez be sentenced to nine years in New Jersey state prison.  Under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, he must serve 85 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

 

Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith accepted the pleas and deferred sentencing until Martinez-Tapia is evaluated at the state’s Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a facility for sex offenders in Avenel NJ.  If he is found to be a repetitive and compulsive offender, he may serve his sentence at the Avenel facility and undergo treatment there.

 

 

 

 



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