Local Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Two Minors

  ASBURY PARK – A local man has been sentenced to 17 years and six months in prison after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two juveniles over several years, officials said.

  Walter Orlando Perez-Ramos, 35, of Asbury Park will be required to serve at least 85% of the first 16 years of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole under the provisions of New Jersey’s No Early Release Act (NERA).

  On May 3, 2021, members of the Asbury Park Police Department first received information regarding the abuse of the two victims, then ages 16 and 17. Investigation determined that multiple incidents of abuse took place through May 2015 and May 2020. All involved inappropriate touching, police said.

  Perez-Ramos was arrested in May 2021 and remained in custody at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) until the trial, at which both victims testified.

  After a week-long trial in November 2022, Perez-Ramos was convicted on two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault, two counts of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and a single count of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact.

  During his recent sentencing, the judge also ordered that Perez-Ramos register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and be subject to Parole Supervision for Life upon his release.