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Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 23, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 23, 2010
Ex-Middlesex County resident sentenced for sexually assaulting child
††††††††† Stephen Gethange (DOB 7/2/65) of
Court Judge Dennis Nieves, sitting in
Gethange was credited with 637 days he has been in custody since he was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting the girl on numerous occasions between January 2000 and December 2003.
Gethange was sentenced on February 22, 2010, after he was convicted on September 29, 2009, of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of the child.
Before trial began, Gethange rejected an offer from the prosecution to plead guilty and face a four-year prison term.
the trial, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor
Police began an investigation after the victim reported the assaults on May 1, 2008, when she was 18 years old.