NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that Michael Roberson, 43, of Old Bridge Turnpike in East Brunswick, has been sentenced to serve 20 years in a New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting four boys on separate occasions and two different locations. On October 2, 2015 Superior Court Judge Barry A. Weisberg said the defendant must serve 85 percent of the term before he can be eligible for parole.
Roberson's case was first brought to the police by one of the victims, who is now 20 years old, who told the police that he had been assaulted in Roberson's home. Roberson was arrested and charged on July 7, 2014. Other victims then came forward describing a pattern of abuse.
Roberson was sentenced after he pleaded guilty on July 16, 2015 to three counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of sexual assault, admitting that he sexually assaulted three of the boys on various occasions between January 1992 and 2008. He also admitted improperly touching a fourth child on one occasion.
One boy was 7 years old when he was sexually assaulted. The others were sexually assaulted over a number of years from the time they were as young as 8 years old. In one of those cases, the assaults continued until one child was 17 years old.
One of the children was sexually assaulted at the defendant’s home when he lived in Monroe Township. The others were sexually assaulted at either of two homes in East Brunswick.
Roberson pleaded guilty after reaching an agreement with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Lisa Miralles Walsh.
Investigator Colin Feneis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Crispin Farrace of the East Brunswick Police Department determined that Roberson sexually assaulted the victims on various occasions.