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Release* †† ††††††Date: June 1, 2009 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: June 1, 2009
††††††††† Michael Shephard (DOB 7/18/76) admitted a count of first degree aggravated sexual assault when he broke into the off-campus apartment of the woman, a Rutgers University student, and assaulted her on May 8, 2004.
a plea agreement negotiated with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott
LaMountain, the defendant faces 15 years in a
As part of the plea, Shephard must serve 85 percent of the prison term before he can be considered for parole. In addition, he will be required to register as a sex offender under Meganís Law, and faces lifetime parole supervision.
was indicted by a
the time, Shephard was being held in
he ever be paroled in