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Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 19, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 19, 2010
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced
††††††††† William Liik, (DOB 7/24/80) was sentenced to 15 years following his conviction on counts of aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault. Superior Court Judge Lorraine Pullen said he must serve 85 percent of the term before he can be eligible for parole.
In addition, the judge imposed a seven-year prison term for endangering the welfare of the child and ruled that penalty must be served consecutively to the sex assault convictions.
Pullen, sitting in
The sentence was imposed after Liik, who worked as an electricianís apprentice, was convicted August 3, 2009.
a trial that began on July 27, 2009, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor
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.
A jury of eight men and four women deliberated about seven hours over two days before finding the defendant guilty.