Man pleads guilty to failing to report child sexual assault

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A southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to failing to report a man he knew was sexually abusing a child for nearly seven years.

NJ.com reports that 48-year-old Darryl Senior, of Williamstown, admitted in court Monday that although the underage girl told him she was sexually assaulted by Raymond Watson, he didn't report it to the authorities.

The 36-year-old Watson, of Monroe Township, pleaded guilty to the first-degree offense in March. He is facing a decade in state prison for assaulting the girl from 2002 to 2009.

Prosecutors say they'll recommend that Senior be sentenced to six years in prison for a charge of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

His guilty plea was negotiated with prosecutors. He was originally charged with sexually assaulting the same child from 2010 to 2013.

He is expected to be in prison at least two years before being eligible for parole, but sentencing is being deferred until he is evaluated at a state facility for sex offenders.

Both Senior and Watson were arrested last year after the girl disclosed the abuse to a therapist.
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