Resident receives 12-year sentence after guilty plea

PLUMSTED — Nearly six months after admitting to the 2013 sexual assault of a child, Anistides Vigil, 49, of New Egypt, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison.

According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Vigil was charged with firstdegree aggravated sexual assault as a result of an incident involving a 9-year-old child in Plumsted in July 2013.

Vigil’s arrest on July 31, 2013, was the result of an investigation by Special Victims Unit Detective Melissa Matthews, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The 12-year prison sentence was handed down by Judge James M. Blaney on Dec. 20. Vigil had entered a guilty plea on June 27.

Initially, the prosecutor’s office was seeking a 15-year sentence in state prison with no early release.

Vigil’s defense requested a 10-year sentence in state prison.

Officials said the 12-year sentence requires that Vigil serve at least 10 years and two months before he can be considered eligible for parole, Megan’s Law registration, parole supervision for life and adherence to Nicole’s Law, which requires no future contact with the child.

Vigil was assigned an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer which will move him into the federal agency’s custody after he completes his sentence.