When Trenton officials arrived at a local residence to execute an outstanding warrant, they discovered a child alone and crying. The child’s father, a sex offender, was subsequently charged with failure to register as a sex offender and endangering the welfare of a child.
25-year-old Jamal Mack recently pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges after the incident that occurred his Oliver Avenue home in Trenton last year. He admitted to the neglect of his young son, who is now being cared for by family members. Mack was found guilty of sexual assault as a juvenile and was charged with failure to register as a sex offender after he failed to notify law enforcement officials of his change of address.
Mack has been prohibited from having any contact with his son and will reportedly be sentenced to a 3-year term of incarceration, 10 months of which must be served before he becomes eligible for parole. He has been released without bail prior to his September 4th sentencing to receive medical treatment for an undisclosed condition.
The co-defendant in this case is the young victim’s mother, Vicki Burns. She is expected to seek admission into the Pre-Trial Intervention Program, a diversionary program which results in the dismissal of the charges if the defendant meets the conditions of the program during a probationary period.
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For additional information related to this case, access the following article: Trenton man pleads guilty to leaving baby alone at home and failing to register as sex offender