Richard Perry, 49, of Oak Ridge, was sentenced to eight years in New Jersey state prison on two second degree sexual assault charges and four years New Jersey state prison on a third degree endangering the welfare of a child charge, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s office.
Perry will also be required to register pursuant to Megan’s Law and was sentenced to parole supervision for life. In addition to eight years New Jersey state prison, Perry is subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA) and must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole. Perry was ordered to pay mandatory fines and penalties and is to have no contact with the victim or victim’s family.
Perry was previously found guilty by a jury of two counts of second degree sexual assault and one count of third degree endangering the welfare of a child, in a jury trial.
The crimes occurred on October 2, 2016, when Perry touched his fiance’s niece on the breasts and vagina during a sleepover at his home. The then 11-year-old victim disclosed to her aunt immediately that Perry touched her and the aunt contacted the police.