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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: January 31, 2014

 

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Man imprisoned for sex assault

 

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that an Irvington man has been sentenced to serve 12 years in a New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old New Brunswick woman in her home.

 

Corey L. Stewart (DOB 6/24/89) also was ordered to serve at least 85 percent of the prison term before he can be eligible for parole.

 

The sentence was imposed in New Brunswick on January 30, 2014 during a hearing before Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus, who said the defendant will be subjected to lifetime parole supervision when he is released from custody, and must register as a Meganís Law offender.

 

In addition, Stewart received credit for the time he has spent in custody since his arrest, which occurred shortly after the victim was attacked.

 

Stewart previously pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated sexual assault. The plea was entered under an agreement reached with Middlesex County Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Christie L. Bevacqua.

 

Stewart was arrested at his home and was charged after Investigator Andreea Capraru of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Raymond Quick of the New Brunswick Police Department determined Stewart broke into the victimís home on French Street in New Brunswick and sexually assaulted her on August 23, 2012.

 

The investigation determined that the defendant and victim did not know each other.

 

Acting Prosecutor Carey commended police for a quick resolution to the case, noting that even though Stewart and the victim were strangers, police traced Stewart and arrested him about 10 hours after the crime occurred.