Man Sentenced to State Prison for Sexual Assault

Published on December 14, 2023

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Rockway Township Police Chief Martin McParland Jr., announce the sentencing of Nathaniel G. Yanez, age 23, of Newark, N.J. and previously of Dover, N.J.

On December 8, 2023, the Hon. Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr. imposed an aggregate sentence of 12 years New Jersey State Prison subject to 85% parole ineligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act.  Yanez was also ordered to register under Megan’s Law and will be under Parole Supervision for Life.  Yanez was ordered to have no contact with the three victims.

On April 27, 2023, Yanez had previously entered guilty pleas to three counts of second-degree Sexual Assault and one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Yanez had been detained at the Morris County Correctional Facility following his arrest in March of 2022 on the initial charges.

The charges stem from incidents involving two victims at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway, New Jersey and a residence in Dover, as well as another victim who was identified from videos on the defendant’s phone.

Prosecutor Carroll would like to thank the Rockaway Township Police Department, the Dover Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit for their efforts in the successful prosecution of this defendant.

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