††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News
Release* †† ††††††Date:
August 3, 2009 †
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: August 3, 2009
††††††††† William Liik, (DOB 7/24/80) of
††††††††† A jury of eight men and four women deliberated about seven hours over two days before finding the defendant guilty.
who worked as an electricianís apprentice, faces 10 to 20 years in a
†Under the law, Liik will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he can become eligible for parole. In addition, he will be required to register as a sex offender under Meganís Law.
a trial that began on July 27, 2009, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Lynn
Pilone presented evidence and testimony showing Liik sexually assaulted the
Liik was arrested and charged following an investigation by Detective Kevin Savoia, of the Perth Amboy Police Department, and Investigator Andreea Capraru, of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.
The investigation began after a clergyman learned of the sexual assaults and contacted authorities.