Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi announce that Cameron Muir, DOB 1/3/1994, 23 years-old of Stanhope, New Jersey, was found guilty of two counts of Sexual Assault, crimes of the second degree, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, crimes of the third degree, after a jury trial before the Honorable Sohail Mohammed, J.S.C. (Passaic Vicinage).
On March 25, 2012, the then 5 year-old female victim disclosed to a family member that the Defendant had sexually assaulted her on two occasions. The first act occurred when the victim was 4 years-old and the Defendant was 17 years-old. The second act occurred when the victim was 5 years-old and the Defendant was 18 years old. Mr. Muir was babysitting the victim at the time of the acts in question.
On the afternoon of December 21, 2017, the jury returned a verdict in this matter. In addition to the verdict of guilty on the charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, the jury acquitted the Defendant of charges of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault. Defendant was remanded to the Passaic County Jail and is expected to be sentenced on April 25, 2018.
Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Meg Rodriguez and Assistant Prosecutor Alyssa DiSturco represented the State in these proceedings.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Roxbury Police Department, specifically, Lieutenant Dean Adone, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, specifically, Sergeant Marshall Wang, for their efforts in this matter.
Any inquiries can be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.