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29 Year Old Morris Plains Man Charged with Sexual Assault

Morris County Prosecutor's Office Credits: Morris County Prosecutor

MORRIS PLAINS — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Borough of Morris Plains Police Chief Jason A. Kohn announce that Luis M. Sanango-Lazo, 29, Morris Plains, has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:14-2(a)7, a crime of the first degree; Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(c)1, a crime of the second degree; Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3(a), a crime of the third degree, and Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3(b), a crime of the fourth degree.

This 29 year old defendant is alleged to have sexually assaulted an adult female who was known to him after she fell asleep in the defendant’s residence in Morris Plains.  When the victim woke up the following morning, she reportedly felt vaginal discomfort.  She responded to the Morristown Medical Center and submitted to an examination by a Forensic Nurse Examiner who obtained evidence. Thereafter, scientific evidence was obtained that led to the filing of the criminal charges against this Defendant.

The defendant was charged and is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform.

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Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, the Borough of Morris Plains Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police whose efforts contributed to the investigation of the matter.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call Sgt. Marshall Wang of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6200 or Det. Ryan McKay of the Morris Plains Police Department at (973) 538-2284.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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