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Long Branch Police Officer Under Investigation For Sexual Assault

Photo credit Will Bahamonde via Long Branch PD’s facebook page

MMM has learned that a Long Branch Police Officer is under investigation for allegedly inappropriately groping a female guest, during a celebration of police promotions on Friday night at Jack’s Goal Line Stand, a popular restaurant on Brighton Ave in the city.

Long Branch Police Chief Jason Roebuck confirmed the incident is being investigated by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Posted: February 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon: Murphy’s failure to lift gag orders is “unconscionable”

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Posted: January 28th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

What’s the difference between sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape?

Disgraced Freeholder John Curley was Censured and Reprimanded for sexual harassment.

By Sarah L. Cook, Professor & Associate Dean, Georgia State University, Lilia M. Cortina, Professor of Psychology, Women’s Studies, and Management & Organizations, University of Michigan, and Mary P. Koss, Regents’ Professor of Public Health, University of Arizona. The terms “sexual abuse,” “sexual assault,” “sexual harassment” – and even “rape” – crop up daily in the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Hazlet Man On Megan’s List Charged With Sexual Assault, Photographing, 14 Year Old Girl

Michael J. Gwiazdowski

A registered sex offender from Hazlet was arrested on Friday, August 25, and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl over multiple months and photographing her on at least one occasion, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Michael J. Gwiazdowski, 51, of 71 Bayshore Mobile Manor, faces two counts of second degree Sexual Assault, one count of fourth degree Violating Community Supervision for Life, one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child by engaging in sexual conduct, one count of first degree Causing or Permitting a Child to Engage in Child Pornography, and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Gwiazdowski is in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold, pending a detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday August 30 before Judge Vincent Falcetano, J.S.C. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet Man On Megan’s List Charged With Sexual Assault, Photographing, 14 Year Old Girl

Freehold Substitute Teacher Arrested For Sexual Contact With Underage Student

assetContentDaniel Kropa, 24 of Stonehurst Blvd. in Freehold, was arrested on Wednesday after an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Bureau and the Freehold Township Police revealed that he had inappropriate sexual conduct with a student who is under the age of 18. Kropa is a substitute teacher at Freehold Township High School.  The conduct took place over seven months.

Kropa was charged with second degree Sexual Assault and second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He was released after posting $100,000 bail, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen. Kropa was also ordered to have no contact with his victim, not return to the high school, and not have any unsupervised contact with children less than 18 years of age.

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Posted: July 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Freehold Substitute Teacher Arrested For Sexual Contact With Underage Student

Monmouth Regional Teacher Charged With Having Sexual Relations With A Student

Nicholas DePue

Nicholas DePue,  Photo via Deseret News

Nicholas DePue, 29 of Jackson, a teacher at Monmouth Regional High School, surrendered to authorities on Wednesday on charges that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a student under the age of 18, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DePue is charged with second degree counts of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Jamie Perri, J.S.C., who also ordered DePue have no contact with his victim and he is not to return to the scene of his crimes.

A College Prep Biology teacher, DePue was an Assistant Coach of the Falcons wrestling team and a set designer for the school’s drama club.

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Posted: June 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Regional Teacher Charged With Having Sexual Relations With A Student

Red Bank Regional substitute teacher charged with bedding 16 year old student

Accused rapist is founder of a youth advocacy organization

Darnell Lewis recruiting youth to make the right choices in Newark, August 2010. photo via I.M.P.A.C.T.'s facebook page

Darnell Lewis recruiting youth to make the right choices in Newark, August 2010. photo via I.M.P.A.C.T.’s facebook page

A substitute teacher and assistant football and basketball coach at Red Bank Regional High School is facing charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after it was learned that he engaged in sexual intercourse with a 16 year of girl in his Red Bank home, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced from Afghanistan yesterday.

Gramiccioni is on a six month deployment with the Naval Reserve JAG Corps.

Darnell Lewis, 37, is charged with three counts of second degree Sexual Assault and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $200,000 bail with no 10 percent option, as set my Superior Court Judge Angela White Dalton. He is to have no contact with the victim, should he make bail, according to White Dalton’s order.

Described as a hall monitor, substitute teacher and coach by Gramiccioni’s statement, Lewis recently resigned from Red Bank Regional and has not returned to the school.

Lewis is the founder of I.M.P.A.C.T., an organization he founded in 2010 that purports to help people make better choices.

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Posted: June 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Education, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor, News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Red Bank Regional substitute teacher charged with bedding 16 year old student

Former NFL Player, Sex Offender Christian Peter Is A Supporting Member Of Christie Fundraiser Committee

ASBURY PARK, NJ - JANUARY 12:  NFL player, Christian Peter and WCW World Heaveyweight wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page attends the 2012 Light of Day New Jersey Rock N' Bowl A Thon at Asbury Lanes on January 12, 2012 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

ASBURY PARK, NJ – JANUARY 12: NFL player, Christian Peter and WCW World Heaveyweight wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page attends the 2012 Light of Day New Jersey Rock N’ Bowl A Thon at Asbury Lanes on January 12, 2012 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

Former NFL player, admitted alcoholic and convicted sex offender Christian Peter is a member of the host committee for a Governor Christie fundraiser/cocktail party scheduled for April 30th in Middletown.

Political fundraising host committees typically don’t meet.  Members names are included on invitations in order to encourage others to attend and contribute to the event and as an acknowledgement of the level of funds the member has agreed to contribute or raise.  The invitation to the April 30th event at the DiPiero residence on Navesink River Road can be viewed here.

The committee, chaired by Senator Joe and Susan Kyrillos, is a who’s who of investment banking, medicine, commerce, philanthropy, politics and government in Monmouth County and beyond. Peter’s name sticks out like item from a which item does not belong test.

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Posted: April 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Joe Kyrillos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »