OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael T. Nolan, Jr. announced that on August 18, 2020, Ademola Bostick, 24, of Bay Shore, New York, pled guilty to Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a(1), before the Honorable Michael T. Collins, J.S.C. At the time of sentencing on October 16, 2020, the State will be seeking eight years New Jersey State Prison (NJSP) subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7.2., with regard to the Aggravated Assault charge, and eight years NJSP with a forty-two month period of parole ineligibility relative to the Weapon charge. Both sentences are to run concurrently. Bostick remains in the Ocean County Jail pending sentencing.
In a recent press release issued from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office the event took place on April 3, 2020, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Little Egg Harbor Township Police responded to a 911 call in reference to a male victim laying in the road on Center Street. Responding Officers found Charles Sortino, 23, of Little Egg Harbor, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. An extensive investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and the Little Egg Harbor Township Detective Bureau determined that Bostick and a co-conspirator, Rajah Mayo, 20, of Freeport, New York, drove from New York to Little Egg Harbor where Bostick shot Mr. Sortino several times with a handgun. Charges against Mayo remain pending.
Assistant Prosecutor Nolan extends his gratitude to Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michael Abatemarco and Assistant Prosecutor Julie Peterson for their diligence in handling this case on behalf of the State, and applauds the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Little Egg Harbor Police Department Detective Bureau, Tuckerton Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, New York City Police Department Highway Patrol, Suffolk County (New York) Police Department, Nassau County (New York) Police Department, Freeport (New York) Police Department, and United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, for their hard work and collective assistance in this very thorough investigation which ultimately resulted in Bostick’s guilty pleas