A Vineland man could be out of prison in less than nine years after sexually assaulting five young girls over the course of a decade.

Jesus Figueroa of Vineland, NJ, Sentenced

The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office says in September 2022, 58-year-old Jesus Figueroa was charged with several counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Those charges originated from multiple incidents that occurred over an approximately ten-year period when Figueroa sexually assaulted five girls who were all under the age of 13 when the abuse began.

This past February, Figueroa pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree sexual assault. Last week, he was sentenced to ten years in state prison on each count, which will run concurrently.

Figueroa's sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act, which means he must serve 85 percent of his term, or 8 1/2 years, before becoming eligible for parole.

Once out of prison, he will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and be subject to parole supervision for life.

The prosecution was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brianne Malone at sentencing and the defendant was represented by Andrew Moon, Esq. The lead investigator was Det. Heather Danner with the Vineland Police Department.

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