Man sentenced of trafficking minors at hotels in Parsippany and Rockaway

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MORRIS COUNTY —Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker announce that on September 3, Aldophus Mims, 42, of Charlotte, North Carolina was sentenced to forty years in New Jersey State Prison.

Mr. Mims must serve forty years before he is eligible for parole.  Mr. Mims will also be subject to registration pursuant to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. Mr. Mims was sentenced by the Honorable Donald G. Collester, J.S.C., retired and acting on recall.

On June 12, 2019, a Morris County jury found Mr. Mims guilty of four counts of first degree Human Trafficking, three counts of first degree Promoting Prostitution, two counts of second degree Sexual Assault, one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and two counts of third degree Distribution of Heroin.

The crimes themselves occurred over a one week span in June of 2015, when Mr. Mims provided heroin to two juvenile females, then aged 15 and 17, and enticed them to engage in acts of prostitution at a Rockaway Township hotel. At the hotel the victims met with several male clients.  Mr. Mims would then collect the money received after the sexual acts were completed. The 15-year old victim also disclosed that Mr. Mims engaged in sexual acts with her. Mims then transported the victims to a different hotel in Parsippany to have them continue to engage in acts of prostitution.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Rockaway Borough Police Department, the Rockaway Township Police Department, the Town of Boonton Police Department, the Hackettstown Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit for their involvement in this investigation and prosecution.  Prosecutor Knapp would specifically like to thank and recognize the prosecution team of Assistant Prosecutor Laura Magnone, Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth Beaman, Sergeant Marshall Wang and Detective Craig May of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for their efforts in this case.,

Prosecutor Knapp stated, “Assistant Prosecutors Magnone and Beaman did an outstanding job trying a very complex case. Additionally, the investigation by Sgt. Wang and Det. May was exemplary”.  “All are to be commended”, he said.  Prosecutor Knapp added, “AP Magnone and Sgt. Wang have been specially trained to investigate and prosecute the heinous crime of human trafficking and are leaders in statewide efforts to do so”.