A Jersey City Police officer pleaded guilty today to a charge that he traveled to Atlantic City in order to sexually assault two underage girls, according to Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck.
The defendant, Stephen T. Wilson, 34, of Bayonne, was arrested on February 26, 2021 after he traveled to Atlantic City in order to meet two girls, ages 10 and 8, to sexually assault. The girls had been offered to him by adults he met on an “incest” chat group. He had agreed to pay $200 and, at the time of his arrest, had condoms and more than $500 in cash in his possession.
Wilson was suspended by the department following his arrest.
Today Wilson pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. in Atlantic County to one count of second-degree Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault.
Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Wilson be sentenced to eight years in state prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life.
Sentencing for Wilson is scheduled for October 21, 2021.
“Predators like Wilson will go to great lengths to sexually exploit children, but law enforcement will go farther to bring them to justice,” said Acting Attorney General Bruck. “Let this sentence serve as a warning to anyone who believes they can exploit or prey on innocent children. We will continue to work with our partners to aggressively investigate and prosecute child predators.”