An Ocean Township man has been sentenced to 40-years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl for nearly a decade beginning when she was a juvenile and continuing through adulthood, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

The crimes came to light when the victim disclosed the years of abuse to a family member and then to the Ocean Township Police Department who then conducted an investigation.

Victor H. Chino-Martinez, 47, of the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, waived his right to a trial by jury and was tried before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon.

Following the trial in March, Judge Escandon found Chino-Martinez guilty of two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, three counts of second degree Sexual Assault, two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of third degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and two counts of fourth degree Criminal Sexual Contact, and one count of a disorderly persons offense of simple assault.

Chino-Martinez was sentenced to two consecutive 20-year prison terms.

He will be required to serve 85 percent of that term pursuant to the No Early Release Act before he is eligible for parole.

Chino-Martinez will also be required to register as a sex offender and be on Parole Supervision for Life.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Ellyn Rajfer.

Chino-Martinez is represented by Michael L. Kuhns, Esq., of Lawrence Township.

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