NEW JERSEY – A New Jersey man is facing up to 10 years in prison for sexual harassment charges.
Lawrence Moore, 31, of Jersey City, was accused of having sex at a Moosic hotel with a 15-year-old girl he met through a social networking site.
Moore, 31 was sentenced in Lackawanna County Court to between 57 to 120 months in state prison after pleading guilty in January to aggravated indecent assault on a minor under 16 years of age as well as to criminal use of a communications facility.
Authorities arrested Moore last June for the New Jersey sexual assault, which occurred on March 18, 2011, at the Rodeway Inn in Moosic.
The young victim told investigators that Moore represented himself on the social networking site as “mbuzzy.” She said they had made plans to go to a movie but Moore told her he wanted to rest first and took her to the hotel, where, according to court documents, the sexual harassment incident took place.
The girl said she told Moore “no” repeatedly and did not consent to the incident.
Sexual harassment can range from a mild lewd comment overhead by another person at work to something as severe as rape. No matter what the differences between the harassment cases are, all incidents are unwanted and unwelcome by the victim.
If you or someone you know has been suffering from unwanted harassment in New Jersey, contact a sexual harassment lawyer right away for legal help. As a victim of sexual harassment, you may obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, and your attorney will see to it that you obtain the maximum possible benefits.