NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A jury at the Middlesex County Courthouse found a 33-year-old man guilty of sexually assaulting a woman while she was at a friend’s home in New Brunswick in 2013.
Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Allysa Gambarella presented evidence and testimony showing that the victim, a 33-year-old woman, was unconscious on a couch when Charles Lucas sexually assaulted her in the early morning hours of March 17, 2013.
According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO), Lucas was arrested and charged following an investigation by MCPO Detective Gregory Morris and Sgt. Ronoldy Martinez of the New Brunswick Police Department.
The MCPO said that Lucas maintained residences in Lodi and in Beacon, NY, and that he was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault following eight hours of deliberations over two days by a jury sitting in New Brunswick.
The defendant will serve 10 to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison and will be required to complete 85% of the term before he can be eligible for parole, according to the MCPO.
In addition, he will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subjected to parole supervision for life.
The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus on November 18.