James Keenan, 47, the retired Middletown Police Officer arrested on a Child Sex Trafficking indictment last week,fled his Vancouver, WA home and returned to the New York area after authorities interviewed him regarding his relationship with a 17 year old Beaverton, Oregon girl.
In a motion to unseal Keenan’s indictment, Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott M. Kerin told the Court that the defendant was interviewed about the allegations against him approximately two weeks prior to his April 5, 2018 indictment. When attempting to serve an arrest warrant, the case agent found that Keenan showed up at his place of employment on March 30 and announced, without notice, that he was leaving and returning to New York. Keenan’s Vancouver home was found vacant and his car could not be located.
According to the indictment which was unsealed after Kerin’s motion, Keenan knowingly enticed a 17 year old Beaverton girl to engaged in a commercial sex act on March 9, 2018. He attempted to do so again on March 20.
Keenan was arrested in Hazlet, where he owns a home according to county records, on April 11. He is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending his bail hearing in U.S. District Court, Trenton, this afternoon.
An official with the NJ Treasury Department told MMM that the state would move to strip Keenan of his $79,876 annual pension if he is convicted of the charges against him.Keenan. James Indictment
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