A Union City man was sentence to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting his unconscious ex-girlfriend back in September 2017, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.Â
On Friday, Hudson County Superior Court Judge Sheila Venable sentenced Victor Alvarez, 27, of Union City, to 15 years in state prison for the aggravated sexual assault of an
unconscious woman, Suarez said in a statement.
The defendant will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence under the No Early Release Act and is expected to be eligible for parole in 2031.
On September 26th, 2018, after a four-day trial, Alvarez was convicted by a Hudson County jury of aggravated sexual assault, a first-degree crime.
The jury found Alvarez guilty of sexually assaulting the victim while she was unconscious on September 11, 2017, in West New York.
The victim and the defendant had been in an on-again, off-again dating relationship.
The conviction subjects the defendant to Parole Supervision for life and Meganâ€™s Law
registration after his prison term is completed.
The case was investigated by the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Office Special Victims Unit and the state was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Barbara Drasheff.