FREEHOLD – After sexually assaulting a toddler with an accomplice four years ago, a Long Branch woman has now been sentenced to 35 years in state prison.
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced that Olga Diaz, 35, must serve 33 and a half years of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole under the terms set down by a Monmouth County judge.
The joint investigation between the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Long Branch Police Department first began on June 16, 2017, after a man walked into police headquarters to report that he had just witnessed two people committing sexual acts upon a child. The man stated how he saw the act through a window of a Seaview Avenue apartment unit.
Later that day, Diaz was arrested while pulling out of her driveway. A week later, Diaz’s co-defendant, Mauricio Leon, 37, of Bloomfield, was located with the assistance of members of the U.S. Marshals Service and arrested in Fort Lee.
Diaz admitted that she and Leon planned the sexual attack through text message and further stated how she took nude photos of the child the day before the sexual assault and took a separate video of herself sexually assaulting the child hours before the pair sexually assaulted her together, sending both the pictures and video to Leon using her cell phone.
Police recovered the text messages, images and video. The 5-year-old victim at the time was known to Diaz, according to police.
“The depths of depravity necessary for two people to plan and commit a crime of this nature together against a helpless child are both beyond the capacity of the English language to suitably articulate and beyond the capacity of human comprehension to adequately understand,” Linskey said. “There is no place in any civilized society for anyone capable of such acts.”
Diaz ultimately admitted to two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, pleading guilty in April. Upon release, she will be required to register under Megan’s Law and placed on Parole Supervision for Life.
In August 2019, Judge Bauman sentenced Leon to 25 years in state prison on charges of first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and third-degree Possession of Child Pornography.