Matawan Man Charged with Attacking Women While Burglarizing Their Homes
A Matawan 33-year-old accused of sexually attacking two women while burglarizing their homes appears headed for trial.
Derrick Jamal Federick was indicted Wednesday by an Ocean County grand jury for incidents that took place mid-2012 in Monmouth County. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office offered no reason for the change of venue.
Federick is accused of assaulting a woman who was 31 years old at the time of the May 29 incident in her Aberdeen home, and also a woman who was 49 when her Matawan home was looted August 18.
He's in the Monmouth County Correctional Facility, with bail set at $1,000,000 by Monmouth Superior Court Judge Thomas Scully.
If convicted of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, Federick could be sentenced to as many as 20 years in prison. He also faces second-degree charges of attempted aggravated sexual assault and burglary and a third-degree count of criminal restraint.