Layne Bracht, 32, of Highlands, was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison today for uploading images of child sexual abuse to an online file-sharing network, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
A repeat offender who was convicted in 2006 of possession of child pornography, Bracht admitted in October of 2013 that he knowingly placed images and videos depicting child sexual abuse into shared folders that others could access via a peer-to-peer network. Special agents of the FBI executed a search warrant at his residence in Highlands on Jan. 15, 2014 and seized digital evidence that contained numerous videos and images depicting child sexual abuse, including material involving prepubescent minors and sadistic or masochistic conduct. The digital evidence seized included three files previously downloaded from Bracht by law enforcement agents working in an undercover capacity on the peer-to-peer network. Brach has been in federal custody since his January 2014 arrest. He pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas on December 2, 2014.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Irenas sentenced Bracht to serve 15 years of supervised release.admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Highlands, Monmouth County | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Child Pornography, Highlands, Layne Bracht, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | No Comments »
April W. Klimley, Art Critic
If you’re at the south end of the Jersey Shore this month, stop by the Torche Galerie in Belmar. Many of the works on display last month in the gallery’s 2nd anniversary exhibition have been either taken down or sold. But it’s worth a stop to see the magnificent interior space—as well as to examine some of the art gems which are still hanging on the wall. The space is the creation of owner/sculptor Roddy Wildeman, who has his own workroom connected to the gallery in the back of the first floor.admin | Filed under: April W. Klimley, Art, Belmar, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: April W. Klimley, April's Art Column, Belmar, Belmar Arts Council, Jersey Shore Arts Scene, Monmouth County, Torche Galerie | No Comments »
As landmark N.J. trial looms against gay-to-straight conversion therapy group, more states ban practicePosted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: Charles LiMandri, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, Gay-to-straight conversion therapy, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, JONAH, Judge Peter F.Bariso, Southern Poverty Law Center | No Comments »
Traveling through the heart of northeastern Monmouth County got a lot easier this week after State,County and Local officials celebrated the reopening of the West Front Street Bridge, AKA Hubbard’s Bridge, that connects Middletown and Red Bank over the Swimming River.
The five month long replacement project that came in as promised before the Memorial Day weekend.
The opening follows the construction of a new 488-foot long steel girder bridge to the north of the existing West Front Street Bridge.admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: Freeholder Arone, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Hubbard's Bridge, Middletown, Monmouth County, Red Bank, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Swimming River, West Front Street Bridge | 1 Comment »
By Greg Kelly
Friday, May 22
- Monmouth Civic Chorus Spring Soiree (Middletown) – MORE INFO
- WFAN Radio “Kickoff to Summer” (Neptune) – MORE INFO
- Meridian Health “Paint the Town Pink” Month in Monmouth County – MORE INFO
- Bluegrass Mini Golf at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
- Margie Moore “Relief with Water Colours” Art Show (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
- ’70s Summer Cover Show at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
- Fletcher at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
- Primal Scream at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
- “Not with Haste” by Stormin’ Arts Players (Lincroft) – MORE INFO