updated 5/18/2009 6:20:33 PM ET 2009-05-18T22:20:33

A New Jersey man in court to be sentenced for assaulting and harassing teenage girls was beaten in a corridor by the mother of one of his victims.

The mother attacked Pascual Gonzalez, 39, in the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown on Monday, tearing the buttons off his shirt. Sheriff's officers restrained her.

Gonzalez wasn't injured. The Roxbury resident then was sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl last year and harassing and touching her friend. The volunteer sports coach had pleaded guilty in January.

He cried before the judge and apologized for his crimes. He says he wishes "this had never, ever, ever happened."

The woman who beat him hasn't been charged.

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