Prosecutor: Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Sex Assault of Toddler

A man has pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault and possession of child sexual assault images in connection with June 2017 incidents in Long Branch, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.

Jaime Mauricio Leon, 34, of Bloomfield, entered the guilty pleas on Wednesday afternoon to first-degree aggravated sexual assault and third-degree possession of child pornography. 

The plea calls for the imposition of a mandatory 25 years in New Jersey state prison when Leon returns for sentencing on August 2. 

Leon will be required to serve all 25 years without the possibility of parole pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act. He will also be subject to the requirements of Megan’s Law registration and parole supervision for life upon his release from prison.   

The charges were the result of a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Long Branch Police Department. 

The case background …

On June 16, 2017, a private citizen walked into the Long Branch Police Department to report that he observed, through a bedroom window, a man and woman committing sexual acts upon a minor. 

The citizen provided law enforcement with evidence of a female and male suspect committing various acts of sexual acts upon a child who appeared to be asleep. 

The resulting investigation identified the male suspect as Jamie Leon. The child was known to the female suspect. Additional investigation revealed further evidence that Leon and the female suspect had planned the attack on the child, and that both were in possession of child sexual abuse images.

Leon was arrested on June 23, 2017, with the assistance of federal law enforcement officials, at his job site in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

The case against the female codefendant is pending. 

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