MORRISTOWN, NJ - Twenty year old, Levi Young, formerly of Dover, New Jersey, was sentenced Friday to ten (10) years in New
Jersey State Prison, with fifty-one (51) months of parole ineligibility, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, Dover Police Chief Anthony Smith and Randolph Police Chief David Stokoe 

According to authorities, the defendant previously plead guilty to aggravated assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(1); aggravated assault (strangulation) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(13); endangering the welfare of a child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(2); witness tampering in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:28- 5d; and contempt in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9a.

He must serve a minimum of 51 months of the ten (10) year term prior to being eligible for parole. In addition, he was ordered to pay mandatory fines and penalties and to have no contact with the victim.

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“Detective Craig May and Detective Lydia Negron did an outstanding job locating this defendant and bringing him to justice", said Prosecutor Knapp. "Assistant Prosecutor Gloria Rispoli led the prosecution and is also to be highly commended.”

Prosecutor Knapp thanked the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, Dover Police Detective Bureau, Randolph Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, whose efforts contributed to the investigation and resolution of the matter.