A 35-year-old Camden man was sentenced Wednesday to 54 years in New Jersey State Prison for the July 2020 aggravated sexual assault of a Claridge Hotel housekeeper.
In September 2022, following a six-day jury trial, Kye Hardison of Camden was convicted by an Atlantic County jury.
The jury convicted Hardison of:
- Count 1–Sexual Assault –2nd degree
- Count 2–Burglary –2nd degree
- Count 3–Aggravated Sexual Assault –1st degree
On the first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault charge, an ordinary term of imprisonment is between 10-20 years.
However, due to Hardison’s extensive criminal history, and the particularly egregious nature of this sexual assault, the State sought an extended prison term at the time of sentencing.
In sentencing the defendant, the Honorable William Todd Miller, J.S.C., found that the extended term sentence was warranted. Hardison must serve 85% of the 54 years before becoming eligible for parole.
Upon release, Hardison would be subject to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.
The case was investigated by the Atlantic City Police Department with the assistance of the Claridge security team and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor David Ruffenach tried the case for the State with the assistance of Victim Witness Advocate Maria Sosa and Detective Ryan Ripley.