WOODBURY — A Hi-Nella man who pleaded guilty to having unwanted sexual contact with a nuclear plant co-worker was sentenced Friday, Oct. 17, to avoid contact with the victim when he picks up his wife, who still works with the victim at the Salem I nuclear facility.
In court, the victim read an impact statement, saying her trust “had been replaced with fear, suspicion, anger, shame and utter embarrassment,” according to authorities.
The incident occurred on Interstate 295 in Logan Township as she drove Michael J. Ford, 56, home from work on Oct. 25, 2013, the women said. Her husband reported Ford’s actions to the New Jersey State Police.
Although Ford no longer works at the nuclear facility, the victim said his actions”continue to haunt me.”
After pleading guilty to criminal sexual contact, Ford was sentenced to three years on probation and was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation, and follow its recommendations.