As reported by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015:

WOODBURY— Damon S. Bradley, 45, of Trenton, a previously convicted sex offender in Mercer County, was sentenced today following his guilty plea to sexually assaulting a girl in Clayton between September 2010 and September 2013, when she was between 13 and 16 years old.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith sentenced Bradley to six years of incarceration, to be served at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a state facility for sex offenders in Avenel.  The center’s evaluation of Bradley determined he is a repetitive and compulsive sex offender and therefore eligible for treatment at Avenel, Judge Smith said.

Bradley initially said he would not accept sex offender treatment, and he would have then been sentenced to state prison. But his lawyer said today that he has begun attending church and “made a change in his life, and now wants treatment.

“He does agree he does have a problem,”  said attorney Robert Kail. Bradley affirmed his wish to be sentenced to Avenel.

Under the New Jersey No Early Release Act, Bradley must serve 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.  He will be subject to at least 15 years of parole supervision upon release.  

As a result of a guilty plea to a child sexual assault in Mercer County in 2003, he is already subject to the registration and restrictions of Megan’s Law for sex offenders.  Bradley was sentenced to four years in prison on the 2003 offense.

Judge Smith noted Bradley has also “flagrantly violated” Megan’s Law restrictions on six occasions, which the judge said makes him a threat to the public and “of great concern to this court.” The 2010-2013 charges occurred during visits with a woman in Clayton. He has been jailed in default of $150,000 bail since his October 2013 arrest.