Prosecutor: Area Man Facing 20 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of Minor

An Aberdeen man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a minor for roughly two years, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.

Jonathan McDermott, 38, of Aberdeen, was sentenced on Friday by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Richard W. English to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison for committing numerous sexual attacks on a female minor from June of 2015 to April of 2017. The sentence requires McDermott to serve the full 20-year term before being eligible for release. Upon his release from state prison, McDermott will be required to register under Megan’s Law and will also be subject to parole supervision for life.  

The case background …

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Bureau and the Aberdeen Township Police Department was initiated in February of 2018 when the minor female victim reported that McDermott had committed numerous sexual acts upon her in the two-year period from 2015 to 2017. The victim, who was known to McDermott, was less than 13 years of age when the sexual assaults were committed.

McDermott previously plead guilty to the crimes on Oct. 15, 2018 before Judge English.

The case was prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Danielle M. Zanzuccki.

McDermott is represented by J. Michael Wicke, Esq. of Freehold. 

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office