NEW BRUNSWICK –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, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced last week.
Corey L. Stewart, 24, 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 Jan. 30, 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 Megan’s 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 Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Raymond Quick of the New Brunswick Police Department determined Stewart broke into the victim’s home on French Street in New Brunswick and sexually assaulted her on Aug. 23, 2012.
The investigation determined that the defendant and victim did not know each other.
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.
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