An East Orange man who already served time for aggravated manslaughter has been arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a minor.

Abdul Crowley, 44, sexually assaulted a female on July 4, 2021, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Records indicate the victim was between 13 and 15 years old, and that Crowley had supervisory or disciplinary power over her at the time.

The girl reported the assault to her family immediately after the incident, and DNA evidence eventually led to the charges against Crowley, the prosecutor's office said.

Crowley is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, one count of sexual assault, one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arrested without incident and is detained at Essex County Jail until his arraignment.

According to public records, Crowley was sentenced in 1999 to 14 years in prison and 5 years of parole supervision on an aggravated manslaughter charge to which he had pleaded guilty. The original charge was murder for the incident that occurred in 1998.

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