Tag Archives: Monmouth County Prosecutor

Prosecutor: Man Charged with Attempted Dog Drowning Jailed Until Trial

Aaron D. Davis, who was arrested last week for attempting to drown a caged dog in Highlands, was ordered to remain in jail pending trial by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James J. McGann.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Arrested on Sexual Assault, Luring & Child Endangerment Charges

A Monmouth County man has been arrested and charged with attempted sexual assault, luring and endangering the welfare of a child and could face up to 15 years on prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

William McMahon, 64, of Keansburg, is charged with one count each of second-degree attempted sexual assault, second-degree luring or enticing child, third-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child.

McMahon was arrested as a result of an undercover investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that commenced in late July.

The case background … 

An undercover detective, posing as a 14-year old boy, responded to an-online posting by McMahon seeking to have a “sleep over” with the child. During the course of further on-line discussions, McMahon made clear his interest in having sex with the juvenile.

On Aug. 3, McMahon traveled from his home in Keansburg to an indoor entertainment center in Freehold Township, where he believed he would meet the 14-year-old boy to further his plan to sexually assault the minor.

McMahon was found outside the venue and subsequently arrested by officers from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and U.S. Bureau of Homeland Security.

If convicted of second-degree attempted sexual assault and luring charges, McMahon faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in New Jersey state prison, Megan’s Law, and parole supervision for life. If convicted of the third-degree endangering charge, McMahon will face a maximum sentence of five years in state prison.

McMahon remains incarcerated in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold since his arrest. He is scheduled to have a detention hearing on Aug. 9 in front of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James J. McGann at 9 a.m.

Prosecutor: Area Man Arrested, Charged with Child Porn Distribution, Possession

An Atlantic Highlands man was arrested Thursday on child pornography and related charges after an investigation revealed that he allegedly possessed and distributed images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation/abuse of a child, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Monmouth County Man Gets 18 Years for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery

An Monmouth County man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of armed robbery and kidnapping in connection with November 2016 Neptune Township and Asbury Park crimes, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Major Cocaine Bust; Alleged Area Dealer Nabbed

An investigation started earlier this year culminated last week in the arrest of an alleged area cocaine dealer, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Teen, Dog Die in Fire

An 18-year-old Middletown woman and a her family dog were killed in a fire in her Neptune Place home early Tuesday morning, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

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Prosecutor: Man Indicted on Attempted Murder, Bias Intimidation Charges in Photojournalist’s Attack

A Sayreville man has been indicted on attempted murder, bias intimidation and related charges in connection with the May beating of longtime area photojournalist Jerry Wolkowitz, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.

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Prosecutor: Authorities Seek Assistance in Identifying Pedestrian in Fatal Accident

Officials are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male victim involved in a motor vehicle collision on Route 9 in Marlboro Wednesday evening, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

Marlboro Police responded at 10:15 p.m. on July 11 to a report of a pedestrian struck on Route 9 in the vicinity of signalized U-turn north of Covered Bridge Road.

A 2001 Dodge Intrepid, traveling southbound in the right lane, struck an unidentified male who was travelling on foot in the area of the signalized turn. The victim struck the driver’s side of the vehicle, causing him to be projected up over the vehicle, striking the hood and windshield before coming to a final stop in the right lane of Route 9 on the southbound side, just south of the intersection.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:44 p.m.

Alisa Berkman, 56, of Manalapan, the operator of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid, was not injured.

Police are continuing with efforts to identify the pedestrian.

Anyone with information about the collision or the identity of the victim is urged to contact Detective Kristian DeVito of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Marlboro Police Corporal David Ruditsky 732-536-0100 Ext. 1090.

The joint investigation is being conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marlboro Police Department.

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Prosecutor: Former Teacher Gets 3 Years for Distribution of Child Sex Abuse Materials

A former Keansburg middle school teacher has been sentenced to a three-year prison term for distributing child sexual abuse materials, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Stand-Off Ends Peacefully in Middletown

After nine hours of negotiations during a standoff, authorities came to what they said was “a peaceful resolution” with a man whom had barricaded himself in a Middletown apartment since this morning.

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Prosecutor: Juvenile Facing Adult Murder Charges

A Monmouth County teen who was charged with first-degree murder  and related charges in connection with the February shooting death of a 10-year-old will be tried as an adult, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

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