MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was sentenced today for aggravated sexual assault, in connection with the luring and sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in 2014, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Victoriano Sevilla, 61, of the 400 block of North Harrisburg Avenue, Atlantic City, was sentenced today by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael J. Blee to 20 years of incarceration in New Jersey State prison.
On May 30, 2014, in response to a 9-1-1 call, Atlantic City Police officers responded to North Harrisburg Avenue, Atlantic City, for a report of the sexual assault of a child. The caller had reported to Atlantic City Police communications having entered into a room and discovering the sexual assault of the 7-year-old child in-progress, and that the accused had fled the scene on foot upon being discovered.
Shortly after, police located Victoriano Sevilla, then 60, of the 400 block of North Harrisburg Avenue, Atlantic City, at the intersection of Harrisburg and Porter Avenues, and arrested him without incident. Sevilla was charged with aggravated sexual assault and with luring a child into the back door of his apartment with the purpose to commit aggravated sexual assault. Sevilla was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $300,000 full cash bail set by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Nancy L. Ridgeway.
On December 3, 2014, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Sevilla on five criminal counts:
- Aggravated Sexual Assault—a crime of the 1st degree,
- Luring, or Enticing a Child—a 2nd degree crime,
- Sexual Assault—a 2nd degree crime,
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child—a 3rd degree crime, and
- Obstructing Administration of Law—a 4th degree crime.
On Monday, December 7, 2015, Sevilla pled guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael J. Blee.
Pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, and in accordance with the provisions of Jessica’s Law—passed by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey on May 14, 2014—Sevilla must serve 18 of the 20 year sentence in New Jersey State Prison prior to being eligible for parole.
Upon release from prison, Sevilla will be subject to Megan’s Law registration and parole supervision for life.
Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office represented the State in the matter.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.