Woman sentenced for drugging, sexually assaulting dancer at Jersey strip club


Trystal Lozada, age 27, formerly of the Bronx has been sentenced for Aggravated Sexual Assault and related charges for the November 5, 2012 repeated sexual assault of a dancer at Mr. B’s Gentleman’s Club in Passaic. She will receive an aggregate term of 20 years in prison.

On December 20, 2019, a jury found Trystal Lozada and Michael Ramirez each guilty of three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree, two counts of Sexual Assault, Second Degree, two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Third Degree, and two counts of Criminal Sexual Contact, Fourth Degree.

The sexual assault took place on November 5, 2012 inside Mr. B’s Gentleman’s Club in Passaic after the club closed for the evening. The State contends that the victim, a former dancer at Mr. B’s, was drugged by one of the managers of the club, rendering her mentally incapacitated and physically helpless, at which point she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by the defendants and others inside of the establishment.

The victim reported the sexual assault to the Passaic Police Department the next day, and she was taken to the hospital for examination. Portions of the sexual assault were videotaped by one of the participants. The videotape was subsequently recovered by the Passaic Police Department and introduced into evidence during trial.

The defendants were remanded to Passaic County Jail on December 20, 2019 by Judge Mercado-Ramirez.

Codefendant Miguel Delacruz pleaded guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree and was sentenced by Judge Mercado-Ramirez on February 14, 2018 to 12 years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole eligibility. Codefendant Ashley Maldonado pleaded guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree and is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge MercadoRamirez on February 28, 2020. Codefendant Luis Guzman is scheduled for trial on January 27, 2020 before Judge Mercado-Ramirez.

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