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Several Cape May County Residents Charged with Sexual Assault

 

(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)--Cape May Court House(Sept. 18, 2020)-- – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland along with Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police announce the arrests of 78 year old Carol Allen of Belleplain, New Jersey, 30 year old Willis Allen Jr. of Belleplain, New Jersey and 32 year old Vincent Allen of

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New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The initial investigation began in July of 2019, when a juvenile victim reported being sexually assaulted by two male individuals, Willis Allen Jr., and Ryan Roach at a residence on Tarkiln Road in Belleplain, New Jersey. As a result of this investigation, Willis Allen Jr. was charged on 7/19/20, with Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree.* (Willis Allen Jr. was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center, but was later released pending court proceedings.) Ryan Roach was charged on 12/3/19, with Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree.* (31 year old Ryan Roach is currently incarcerated in the Cape May County Correctional Center pending court proceedings.)

After additional investigation into this matter, Teresa Millard was charged 3/13/20, in connection with the sexual assault of the above mentioned juvenile, with Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree, conspiring with another to commit Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree.* (35 year old Teresa Millard is currently lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center pending court proceedings.) Ryan Roach was additionally charged 5/1/20, with conspiring with another to commit Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree and Willis Allen Jr. was additionally charged with conspiring with another to commit Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree.*

During the course of this investigation, an additional two victims reported being sexually assaulted at the Tarkiln Road residence within Belleplain. After an extensive investigation lasting approximately one year in length, a search warrant was executed on August 27, 2020 at the Tarkiln Road, Belleplain residence. The following individuals were additionally charged on this date:

Carol Allen was charged with three counts of liability of conduct for another for Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree; five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a crime of the second degree.* Carol Allen was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center, and later released after the detention hearing on September 8, 2020, pending court proceedings.

Willis Allen Jr. was charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree, and one count of Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree.* Allen Jr. turned himself into the New Jersey State Police Barracks in Woodbine, New Jersey on August 28, 2020. Allen Jr. was lodged in the Cape May County

Correctional Center, and later released after the detention hearing on September 8, 2020, pending court proceedings.

Vincent Allen was charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a crime of the third degree.* Vincent Allen was released on a Summons pending court proceedings.

Prosecutor Sutherland advises persons convicted of first-degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 10 to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. First degree sexual assault charges are subject to the Jessica Lunsford Act which requires a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years to life if convicted. Persons convicted of a second-degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. Persons convicted of a third-degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.

Prosecutor Sutherland urges anyone who has additional information relating to this investigation to contact the New Jersey State Police Woodbine Station at 609-861-5698, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, 609-889-3597.

*Any charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty.

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