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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: Authorities ID Man Who Left Dog Caged in Rising Tide; Warrant Issued

From the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office … 

A warrant has been issued for Aaron D. Davis, 36, of Long Branch in connection with the case of “River,” the dog who was left in a cage in Highlands.

Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Aaron Davis or that may have witnessed anything, please notify the Monmouth County SPCA Animal Cruelty Hot Line 877-898-7297 or alternatively, the Highlands Police Department at 732-872-1158.

— Photo/MCPO

UPDATE: An Endangered Dog & a Good Samaritan

The following is an update from the Monmouth County Prosecutor on the case of the dog that was dumped along the Shrewsbury River in a cage as the tide rose …

Prosecutor Gramiccioni, along with Monmouth County SPCA Chief Ross Licitra and good Samaritan Jen Vaz, provide an update on River, the dog who was found in Highlands yesterday. River was given that name by Jennifer, who rescued him.

River is doing well and we are still asking for the public’s assistance as to who River’s owner may be.

You can reach out to the MCPO Animal Cruelty Hotline at 877-898-7297.

— Photos/MCPO

Prosecutor: Authorities Seek Help in Finding Alleged Dog Abuser

From the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office …

The Prosecutor’s Office and the Monmouth County SPCA are seeking the public’s help in a potential animal cruelty case.

At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Monday, a Highlands resident was walking their dog in Veterans Memorial Park on Bay Avenue when the dog was alerted by something on the water side of the rock bulkhead.

As the passerby investigated, a black wire cage with a small dog cowering inside was spotted. The cage was on a small portion of sand between the bulkhead and the water. The tide was coming in and the water had reached the cage.

The good Samaritan, a woman who put her own dog’s collar (with tags) on to rescue the dog, climbed over the wall and rescued the dog from the rising tide in the Shrewsbury River.

The dog was taken to the Highlands Police Department where animal control was called and the Prosecutor’s Office was alerted. When animal control arrived on the scene, the empty cage was almost covered by the rising tide. If not for the heroic rescue act of the good Samaritan, the dog could have drowned.

Due to the tide schedule, it is estimated that that the dog was placed there between 4 and 6 a.m.. The dog is a roughly one year old male gray and white pit bull.

Anyone who has any information on who owns this dog or may have witnessed anything please notify the MCPO Animal Cruelty Hot Line 877-898-7297 or notify the Highlands Police Department at 732-872-1224.

*Update: According to social media posts, the good Samaritan wants to adopt the dog.*

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: 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 in Man Facing Criminal Restraint & Related Charges

A nine-hour stand-off with a barricaded man on Wednesday ended with no harm to anyone involved. The Middletown man, James. P. Guiney is facing criminal restraint and related charges and could face up to seven years in prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

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