Law enforcement and prosecution have announced that they've not only detained but convicted a violent pedophile who sexually assaulted a 7-year-old child.
According to the prosecution, 26-year-old Darnell Luke forced the seven-year-old to perform a sex act on him in 2015, and was wanted for the crime for nearly two years before his apprehension.
He was then charged with first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault of a minor.
The minor child is not being identified to protect his anonymity, nor is the gender of the child in question, according to the<a href="http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-man-pleads-guilty-to-child-sex-assault/article_c453dd68-117c-56cc-8973-a748b03b8b01.html"> Press of Atlantic City</a>.
During an interrogation with Detectives Michael Peterson and Daniel Choe of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, Luke then admitted to the sexual abuse of the young child.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said that Luke agreed to a plea deal in which he will receive a 15-year sentence to be served in a New Jersey state prison and will be subject to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.
Anyone who may have also been a victim of this deranged pedophile is urged to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the<a href="http://acpo.org/tips"> Prosecutor’s Office website </a>and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.
You can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the<a href="http://crimestoppersatlantic.com/">Crime Stoppers website</a>.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.
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