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Release* †† ††††††Date: November 5, 2009
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: November 5, 2009
Man admits attempted aggravated sexual assault in
Samuel Freeman (DOB 3/24/53) also pleaded guilty to two counts of making terroristic threats, admitting he threatened to shoot two men who interrupted the attack when they heard the womanís screams.
a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Sheree
Pitchford, the defendant faces a
He also faces four years on each count of terroristic threats, but that penalty will be served concurrently with the 15-year term for the attempted aggravated sexual assault.
Freeman also will be required to register as a sex offender under Meganís Law and faces parole supervision for the remainder of his life.
pleaded guilty on October 28, 2009, during a pre-trial hearing before Superior
Court Judge Barbara Stolte at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
after midnight on September 18, 2008, the woman was walking to her apartment
when she realized the defendant was following her on
into the entrance way of a home, pretending she lived there, and waited for Freeman
to pass by. The woman continued walking, and then began running when she saw
Freeman at the
Freeman ran after her, hit her, pulled her hair and knocked her to the ground. He continued to physically assault her and attempted to sexually assault her.
Freeman fled when the two men who heard the womanís screams approached and told him to leave her alone.
Coincidentally, one of the men realized he knew the woman. Both men chased Freeman, who reached into his waistband, pretending he had a gun, and threatened to shoot them.
men continued to chase Freeman, who was apprehended on