A Gloucester Township man faces 10 years in prison and must register as a sex offender after he was convicted Wednesday of sex crimes against a young child.
Christopher Dickerson, 23, was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree lewdness. According to Assistant Prosecutor Carla Fabrizi, Dickerson inappropriately touched a child younger than 13 at her Gloucester Township home on Jan. 4, 2007. Dickerson and the victim’s family are acquaintances.
Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue convicted Dickerson after a four-day bench trial, a trial decided by a judge rather than a jury.
Dickerson’s conviction means he must register as a sex offender under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law statute. He also faces a 10-year imprisonment on the second-degree sexual assault conviction, the most serious charge.
Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2012.