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  • Understanding the Distinction Between Assault and Aggravated Assault in NJ

    Sep 13, 2023

    Facing criminal charges related to I. The Fundamental Difference Assault and aggravated assault both involve offenses related to unwanted physical contact or threats of violence. However, they differ significantly in terms of severity and the presence of aggravating factors. II. Regular Assault Regular assault typically involves threats of violence, either through words or actions, with no requirement for actual physical contact. This charge can arise from situations where an individual feels threatened or endangered...
  • Trenton Diocese Names 30 New Jersey Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse

    Jun 10, 2019

    Sexual Assault in the Catholic Church Throughout the world, the Catholic Church has lost much credibility and has developed a tarnished reputation as a result of numerous accusations and publicity concerning the molestation of young parish minors. And now, the Catholic Church of New Jersey as well as several other states is dealing with more scandal surrounding the identification of Catholic clergymen who have been accused of sexually abusing minors. Names were released by th...
  • Six-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted After Illegal Immigrant Breaks Into Mercer County Home

    Feb 25, 2019

    Approximately one year ago, police offers apprehended 32-year old Edgar Mendoza, after it was reported that an unfamiliar man broke into a Trenton, NJ home. Mr. Mendoza was caught in the room of a six-year-old girl by the girl's father and thereafter fled the home. Upon investigation of Mendoza, it was confirmed by law enforcement authorities, as well as Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio, that Mendoza is in the United States illegally. Accordingly, Mendoz...
  • Man Sucker Punches Trenton Hospital Employees for the Second Time

    Mar 16, 2018

    For the second time in two days, a man has been arrested for sucker punching an employee working at a Trenton hospital. The 30-year-old who was admitted to the hospital for undisclosed reasons was arrested after allegedly punching a hospital employee for what was ostensibly no reason. Both events occurred while the man was a patient at the hospital but as of yet, there has been no clear motive on what provoked the attacks. Th...
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