Male Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Minor

FREEHOLD – An Aberdeen man received a 20-year prison sentence after being convicted for sexually assaulting a minor for approximately two years, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Jonathan McDermott, 38, of Aberdeen, was sentenced Friday by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Richard W. English to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison for numerous sexual attacks upon a minor during a period of approximately two years. The sentence requires McDermott to serve the full 20 year term before being eligible for release.  Upon his release from state prison, McDermott will be required to register under Megan’s Law and will also be subject to Parole Supervision for Life. 

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Bureau and the Aberdeen Township Police Department was initiated in February of 2018 when the minor female victim disclosed that McDermott had committed numerous sexual acts upon her between June of 2015 and April of 2017. The victim, who was known to McDermott, was less than 13 years of age during these sexual assaults.

McDermott previously plead guilty to these crimes on October 15, 2018 before Judge English.

The case was prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Danielle M. Zanzuccki.

McDermott is represented by J. Michael Wicke, Esq. of Freehold. 

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