Oaklyn Resident Sentenced to 17 Years for Child Sexual Assault


Forty-year-old William S. Cannon will serve at least 14-and-a-half years before he is eligible for parole.

By Matt Skoufalos

CCPO logo. Credit: CCPO.

CCPO logo. Credit: CCPO.

An Oaklyn man who was convicted in December of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl at his home was sentenced to 17 years for the crime on Thursday.

William S. Cannon, 40, will serve at least 85 percent of that sentence–some 14-and-a-half years–before he is parole-eligible, according to a statement from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO).

Cannon also will be subject to lifelong parole supervision and will be added to the Megan’s Law list of New Jersey sex offenders.

Assistant Prosecutor Lauren Wojcik credited Oaklyn Police Detective Jayne Jones and CCPO Detective Nick Villano with “conducting an impeccable investigation” that led to Cannon’s conviction.

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