Sexual Assault Charges Filed in Monmouth County
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that they have arrested and charged two brothers from Asbury Park with among other things, sexual assault stemming from an incident that dates back to the end of April. According to the information that has been released at this point in time, the younger of the two brothers is alleged to have picked up four juveniles who were apparently walking in and around Millstone Township and offered to give them a ride. He initially took them to a QuickChek convenience store in Manalapan before bringing the juveniles back to his older brothers apartment in Asbury Park. Although the specifics are not clear, it is alleged that once back at the apartment the two brothers, ages 21 and 28, provided the four juveniles with marijuana, alcohol and ecstasy. It was shortly thereafter that three of the juveniles allege that the brothers sexual assault them.
The juveniles eventually left the apartment and following a missing persons report, all four of the juveniles were located in Asbury Park and in Neptune Township. The two brothers were apprehended on May 3rd and charged with the following offenses, kidnapping, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Both brothers were taken to the Monmouth County Jail awaiting their detentions hearings. During their detention hearings the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will be seeking to convince a Judge that they must be detained in the county jail, without bail, pending trial. These are all extremely serious charges and if convicted could not only subject the brothers to decades in prison but will also force them to register under Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.
Facing Sexual Assault Allegations in Monmouth County
All sex related crimes in New Jersey, whether it be sexual assault, luring, criminal sexual contact, aggravated sexual assault or endangering the welfare of a child are very complex. Not only is the statutory language itself very dense but there are numerous subsection to each offense which only adds to the complexity. As such, we strongly urge that anyone charged with a sex related offense in Monmouth County or elsewhere in New Jersey consult with an attorney who has significant experience in dealing with these types of charges. In addition to the potential for a life altering term of incarceration, which in certain circumstances include life in prison, anyone charged with a sex offense could also be facing serious collateral consequences including Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. There is a reason that every county prosecutor’s office throughout the State has a specialized unit, known as the special victims unit, who are delegated to prosecuting these types of cases.
Monmouth County NJ Sex Charge Defense Attorney
As you can see from reading above, sex crimes, including initial investigations are not something to take lightly. If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime in Monmouth County, in towns like Howell, Red Bank, Long Branch, Belmar, Manasquan, Freehold, Aberdeen, Highlands or elsewhere, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Are attorneys have been defending those being investigated as well as those charged with sex offenses like aggravated sexual assault, luring, endangering the welfare of a child and lewdness in towns throughout New Jersey for a decade now. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today, please contact our office at 732.858.6959 or you can try contacting us online. Do not underestimate the severity of these types of allegations.