Jonathan McDermott, 38, of Aberdeen Township, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a minor on Friday. Superior Court Judge Richard W. English imposed the sentence which requires that he serve the full term, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
McDermott pleaded guilty on October 15, 2018, admitting that over an almost two year period between June of 2015 and April of 2017 he committed numerous sexual acts upon a female child who was under 13 years old.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Bureau and the Aberdeen Township Police Department was initiated in February of 2018 when the victim disclosed McDermott’s conduct.
McDermott has been in custody since his arrest on February 13, 2018. Upon his release from state prison, McDermott will be required to register under Megan’s Law and will also be subject to Parole Supervision for Life.