A fifty-five (55) year old man was arrested for sexual assault. The victim, whom was not named, is a juvenile. The age of the victim is unknown at this time too. Allegedly, the Hackensack man has been sexually assaulting the juvenile for many years. The defendant, Luis Morocho-Sacaquiri, is married and works as a carpet installer. The defendant faces multiple counts of sexual assault. The charges are as follow; first degree aggravated sexual assault, second degree sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated sexual contact.

Sexual Assault in Bergen County

Sexual assault is a very serious charge. One of the most serious charges, besides murder, is aggravated sexual assault. Aggravated sexual assault is a first degree crime (as is murder), but it is different then the ordinary first degree charge. A typical first degree indictable carries a maximum of twenty (20) years in New Jersey state prison, and a minimum of ten (10) years. However, an aggravated sexual assault carries a life sentence, and a minimum of twenty-five (25) years in New Jersey state prison. The reason for this is the Jessica Lunsford Act. This Act was written into law back in 2016. If convicted of all charges at trial, the defendant above potentially faces the rest of his natural life behind bars.

Bergen County Sexual Assault Law Firm

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we can help you combat an aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, or aggravated sexual assault charge since we have ten (10) criminal defense attorneys. In addition to that, our credentials include the following:

  • Seven (7) former prosecutors
  • Three (3) of which were former assistant county prosecutors
    • One was the head of the Major Crimes Division,
    • Another was the head of the Trial Team, and
    • The last one was the director of the Gun, Gang and Drug Task Force
  • One Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
    • Certification comes from the Supreme Court of New Jersey
    • Less than 1 percent of attorneys in this state hold that distinction
  • Selected to the National Trial Attorneys Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney and Top 40 Under 40
  • Multiple attorneys with superb Avvo ratings
  • Selected to Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars list here in New Jersey for this year and 2021
    • Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in this state are selected to this list