Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk reported a Lindenwold man has been convicted of nine counts of assaulting and sexually abusing two women from 2007 to 2011.
On Thursday a jury found Howard Gregory, M/51, of the Arborwood Apartments in Lindenwold, was found guilty Thursday of four counts of 2nd degree Sexual Assault, 1st degree Kidnapping, 4th degree Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and 3rd degree Terroristic Threats. He is scheduled to be sentenced August 15 before Superior Court Judge Edward McBride and faces a mandatory sentence of 15 to 30 years on the Kidnapping charge alone.
Gregory, who has legally changed his name to Seven Moon, was found guilty of engaging in sexual violence against a woman who was a teenager when the assaults began. He was also convicted of assaulting another woman who was in her early 30s. Assistant Prosecutor Lauren Pratter presented evidence to the jury that portrayed Gregory’s home in the Arborwood Apartments as a den of horrors, where the women, who were related to the defendant and lived with him, were kept with little exposure to the outside world and were routinely violated. On one occasion the older victim was restrained and assaulted, and the defendant threatened to kill her son.
Law enforcement became aware of the assaults when the abuse became so frequent and severe the victims left the apartment and reported years of assaults to the police.
The defendant will undergo a sex offender evaluation prior to sentencing.