Contact Us

Sentencing Due for Sexual Attack, Robbery of 89-Year-Old Woman

The Vineland man convicted last March for the brutal sexual attack and robbery of an 89-year-old Somers Point woman in August 2010 is scheduled to hear his sentence tomorrow in Atlantic County Superior Court.

Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office (Atlantic County Web Page)

Marvin Sherwood was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault and armed robbery, both first-degree crimes, after several hours of jury deliberation that followed a nine-day trial.

He was also convicted of lesser counts of burgarly, weapons possession, evidence tampering and terroristic threats for allegedly threatening to kill the elderly woman if she called police.

The probe began when authorities were notified of the attack by a caller who routinely checked on the woman’s well-being. The victim was hospitalized briefly, and released the same day.

Investigators who found some stolen items in a trash can arrived at the conclusion that Sherwood tossed them there.

Sherwood testified that the assault was carried out by an accomplice who later died. Prosecutors convinced the jury that it was a fabrication based on the victim’s account of only one attacker in the house.

He risks up to 20 years for each of the two first-degree charges, plus fines as high as $200,000.

Best of WOBM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WOBM Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WOBM Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.