NORTH JERSEY MAN GETS 33 YEARS FOR SEX CRIMES AGAINST 3 GIRLS
A North Jersey man was sentenced to 33 years in state prison for sexually assaulting three younggirls, authorities announced Friday.
A jury found Santos Granados, 43, of Prospect Park guilty Feb. 15 of aggravated sexual assault,sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual contact and three counts of endangering the welfareof a child, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes stated in a press release.
The jury heard from several witnesses, including the three victims, who were 12, 14 and 15 yearsold when the offenses occurred, Valdes said.
Superior Court Judge Adam E. Jacobs sentenced Granados to 25 years on the aggravated sexualassault charge and two, four-year sentences on the endangering charges. The sentences will runconsecutively. The other charges merged into the other sentenced.
Granados will have to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law and remain under supervisedparole for the rest of his life. (Passaic County, New Jersey)
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