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Release* †† ††††††Date: June 25, 2009††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: June 25, 2009††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††
Karate school instructor pleads guilty to sexual assault
††††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced
††††††††† Patrick Betterton, (DOB 11/13/84) of 556 Marlboro Road, Old Bridge, pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree sexual assault, admitting he had sexual intercourse with the 15-year-old student in Old Bridge on one occasion, sometime between March and April 2007.
††††††††† Under a plea agreement negotiated with Middlesex County
Assistant Prosecutor Linda Estremera, the defendant faces six years in a
††††††††† As part of the plea agreement, Betterton will be listed on the stateís registry for sex offenders, and will be required to undergo parole supervision for the rest of his life.
††††††††† Betterton, who remains in custody at the
was arrested and charged Feb. 19, 2009, at his studio, Tristar Martial Arts,
after an investigation by Old Bridge Detective Richard Tulko and Investigator