WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday signed legislation named for a Hamilton girl that’s designed to alert foreign governments when registered sex offenders travel abroad. The International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and cleared by… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: International Megan's Law, Megan Kanka, Megan's Law, Monmouth County News, President Barack Obama | 1 Comment »
By Congressman Chris Smith
Eight years after I first introduced a bill to protect children in the U.S. and around the world from convicted pedophiles who travel in secret to or from the United States—currently below the radar of law enforcement officials—it is now on the verge of becoming law.
The House today passed, and sent to the President, my International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking (HR 515)—named for Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old from Hamilton, N.J. in our congressional district who was sexually assaulted and killed in 1994. Megan’s assailant was a convicted, repeat sex offender living across the street, unbeknownst to residents in the neighborhood. Due to public outcry in response to the tragedy and to hard work by Megan’s loving parents, Richard and Maureen Kanka, the New Jersey State Legislature passed the original Megan’s Law (NJSA 2C: 7-1 through 7-II) in 1994 to require public notification of convicted sex offenders living in the community.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News | Tags: Child Sex Trafficking, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, International Megan's Law, Megan Kanka, Megan's Law | 2 Comments »
Kevin Motyka, 24, of Howell Township, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a toddler and electronically recording the act, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Motyka must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He will be subject to the provision of Megan’s Law, Parole Supervision for life and is banned from having unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18, pursuant to the sentence imposed by Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr.
A tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to the arrest of Motyka in February of 2014.
A Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit investigation revealed Motyka sexually assaulted a 2-year-old boy between May and December 2012, and created photographs and video recordings of the attacks. The defendant also distributed child pornography of images that did not include his young victim.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Howell, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, Howell Township, Judge Anthony Mellaci, Kevin Motkya, Megan's Law, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Pedophilia | 2 Comments »
BRADLEY BEACH – A 30-year-old Asbury Park man was charged with multiple offenses after he allegedly sexually gratified himself in front of children inside of the public library. Michael Carlucci, 30, of Asbury Park, was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault on a minor and one count of fourth-degree trespassing on Tuesday following an… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 24th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park, Bradley Beach, Megan's Law, Michael Carlucci, Monmouth County News, NJ Sex Offenders Registry | Comments Off on Sex offender charged with masturbating in front of children at library
The International Megan’s Law cleared a major hurdle Friday when the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed it. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th Dist.) has worked to pass the bill, which would expand the system of registering…
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