Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Temporarily Suspends Reception Desk Service

As of Monday, March 23, 2020, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is suspending all reception desk services and in-person contact as a precautionary measure to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.  This closure will remain in effect until further notice.

Members of the public have a variety of methods to receive services from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office by accessing our WEBSITE:  prosecutor.morriscountynj.gov, contacting our call center, (973) 285-6200, or sending an EMAIL to:  [email protected].

If you have an emergency, please call 911.  If you need to report a non-emergent matter, please contact your local police department.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Temporarily Suspends Reception Desk Service

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Members Attend Game of Life Presentation at Dover High School

March 22, 2020

 

On March 12, 2020, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Supervising Assistant Prosecutor LaJuan Tucker and SART/FNE Coordinator Alexis Rachel participated in the Game of Life program at Dover High School. The program was offered by Deidre’s House as a way to familiarize students with different services offered not only in Dover, but throughout Morris County.

Students were presented with various mock scenarios, which describe potential difficulties a teen might face. Based upon the particular scenario, the students would navigate the room to find which agencies and/or providers could assist them with their scenario. Students whose scenarios brought them to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office table were provided with information on how the Prosecutor’s Office could assist them in reporting certain crimes involving physical or sexual abuse, and what could possibly happen to them if they were accused or charged with certain crimes. SART/FNE Coordinator Rachel explained what services are available to victims of sexual assault.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said “Thanks to SAP Tucker and Coordinator Rachel for their outstanding work.  The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office greatly values Community Outreach programs such as this one, which provided extremely valuable information to our young adults.”

For more on this program, visit https://www.deirdreshouse.org/game-of-life/.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159.

 

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Members Attend Game of Life Presentation at Dover High School

Left to right: Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Supervising Assistant Prosecutor LaJuan Tucker and SART/FNE Coordinator Alexis Rachel talk to an attendee at the Game of Life presentation at Dover High School.

Man Sentenced to 8 Years in New Jersey State Prison for Sexual Assault of a Child Following a Jury Trial

March 21, 2020

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Jefferson Township Police Department Chief Sean Conrad announce that Richard Perry, age 49, of Oak Ridge, N.J. was sentenced on March 20, 2020 by the Honorable David H. Ironson, J.S.C. to eight (8) years in New Jersey State Prison on two second degree Sexual Assault charges and four (4) years New Jersey State Prison on a third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child charge.  Perry will also be required to register pursuant to Megan’s Law and was sentenced to Parole Supervision for Life.  In addition to eight (8) years New Jersey State Prison, Perry is subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA) and must serve at least 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole. Perry was ordered to pay mandatory fines and penalties, and is to have no contact with the victim or victim’s family.

Perry was previously found guilty by a jury of two counts of second degree Sexual Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, and one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1).

The crimes occurred on October 2, 2016, when Mr. Perry had touched the niece of his fiancé on the breasts and vagina during a sleepover at his home. The then 11-year-old victim disclosed to her aunt immediately that Mr. Perry touched her and the aunt, in turn, contacted the police.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Jefferson Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit for their involvement in this investigation and prosecution.  Prosecutor Knapp would specifically 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 concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.