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'Horror House:' $6.75M Pre-Trial Settlement Reached For NJ Woman Sexually Abused In Foster Care 'Horror House:' $6.75M Pre-Trial Settlement Reached For NJ Woman Sexually Abused In Foster Care
'Horror House:' $6.75M Pre-Trial Settlement Reached For NJ Woman Sexually Abused In Foster Care They called it a horror house. The Salmon household in Egg Harbor Township, that is. The foster home where a woman named only as J.T. was sexually abused by a man named Joseph Salmon during a five-week stay in 1972. And now, the State of New Jersey has agreed to pay J.T. $6.75 million in a settlement expected to be reached, with a $25 million trial verdict for a similar case was obtained last month. "The Salmon home was a horror house of abuse," said Vincent Nappo of the law firm Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, who represented J.T. alongside Matthew Bonanno, of Rebenack Ar…
Englewood Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen Englewood Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen
Englewood Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen An underage teenager was sexually abused by a 24-year-old Englewood man multiple times over the past year, city police charged. Jowel G. Pinnock remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Tuesday, April 2, following his arrest the day before, records show. Pinnock had been "engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with a nonconsenting [teenage] female," Englewood Detective Lt. Fred Pulice said. "The acts occurred over the past year, beginning when the victim was 16 years of age," the lieutenant said. Pinnock is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual contact and one of child e…
HORRIFYING: Convicted Sex Offender Lured Foreign Woman To NJ To Abuse Her Kids, Feds Say HORRIFYING: Convicted Sex Offender Lured Foreign Woman To NJ To Abuse Her Kids, Feds Say
Horrifying: Convicted Sex Offender Lured Foreign Woman To NJ To Abuse Her Kids, Feds Say WARNING: The allegations described in this report are horrific in the extreme. A registered sex offender from Bergen County lured a woman from the other side of the world to the United States so he could sexually abuse her two young children, federal authorities charged. Corey Hipscher, 52, of Lodi first got the woman's 11-year-old daughter to take naked selfies and send them to him after connecting directly with the youngster on social media, the FBI said. Among the horrific images, federal authorities said, is a video of the youngster self-penetrating with the top of a bowling pin. Soon…
Complaint Details How Edison Teacher Stalked, Sexualized Middle School Student For Years Complaint Details How Edison Teacher Stalked, Sexualized Middle School Student For Years
Complaint Details How Edison Teacher Stalked, Sexualized Middle School Student For Years Disturbing details are coming to light following the arrest of a 55-year-old Edison teacher accused of a years-long sexual relationship with a student, police paperwork shows. Julius Coaccioli was found with child porn over the summer but was slapped with new charges after one of the victims in the tapes found in his home was identified as his former Edison Township Middle School student, according to documents obtained by Daily Voice. In an interview with detectives on Dec. 5, the victim detailed how Coaccioli began grooming him when he was in sixth grade, in 2013, and continued messaging …
Victim Confronts NJ Teacher 12 Years After Sexual, Romantic Relationship: Affidavit Victim Confronts NJ Teacher 12 Years After Sexual, Romantic Relationship: Affidavit
Victim Confronts NJ Teacher 12 Years After Sexual, Romantic Relationship: Affidavit At 26 years old, a woman is confronting her former New Jersey teacher who is accused of sexually abusing her 12 years ago, court documents show.  Now, the same age as her abuser when they began a relationship, the victim told now-38-year-old Lydia Pinto this month she could never fathom doing what she did: Engage in a relationship with someone 14 or 15 years old, according to the affidavit obtained by Daily Voice. Pinto, of Newton, PA, was charged earlier this month with sexually abusing a former student. The victim, identified only as Jane Doe, was a freshman at Bridgewater-Raritan …
Ex-NJ Boy Scout Camp Employee Headed To State Prison For Sexually Abusing Teen Camper Ex-NJ Boy Scout Camp Employee Headed To State Prison For Sexually Abusing Teen Camper
Ex-NJ Boy Scout Camp Employee Headed To State Prison For Sexually Abusing Teen Camper A North Jersey man already facing time in federal prison was sentenced to more time in State Prison for sexually abusing a teen Boy Scouts of America counselor in training nearly a decade ago. Colin Skeele, 37, of Florham Park, was sentenced to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison for the abuse, which occurred at the Boy Scouts Camp NoBeBoSco in Hardwick Township, when he was 26 years old, Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said. Skeele engaged in various sex acts with the camper while working the medical tent and was later charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.  In …
Feds: Digital Fingerprints Lead NJ Agents To Convicted Sex Offender's Child Porn Collection Feds: Digital Fingerprints Lead NJ Agents To Convicted Sex Offender's Child Porn Collection
Feds: Digital Fingerprints Lead NJ Agents To Convicted Sex Offender's Child Porn Collection Federal agents working a child porn investigation traced digital fingerprints to a convicted sex offender living in Union County who was downloading more horrifying illegal images when they came busting in, authorities said. Matthew T. Williams, 43, was seized during a raid of his Westfield apartment on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Homeland Security Investigations agents from Newark reported more than 40 child sexual abuse videos found on a drive attached to Williams's computer that was pulling more from the Internet when they arrived. Williams was living in New York State when he was previously con…
ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore
ICE Looks To Deport Laborer Charged With Decade-Long Child Sex Abuse In Bergen, At Jersey Shore For more than a decade, a laborer believed to living in the U.S. illegally sexually abused a child in Bergen County and at the Jersey Shore, authorities said Monday. Federal authorities have placed a detainer on Jonan Pascasio-Erazo, a 46-year-old Salvadoran national living in Waldwick, who was jailed late last week. Pascasio-Erazo sexually assaulted the victim in Waldwick, Mahwah and Belmar multiple times, beginning in 2012, up until his arrest, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Waldwick police notified detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit of the disclosure on Friday, …
Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'RHONJ' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'RHONJ' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead
Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'Rhonj' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead UPDATE: Detectives in Florida were on their way to arrest New Jersey-bred celebrity trainer Darren Goodall for having sex with a 14-year-old student when he took his own life, authorities confirmed on Tuesday. The girl's father had brought them videos and photos of “inappropriate sexual activity” between his daughter and Goodall, 32, that he'd found on her phone, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said in an Aug. 1 release. The youngster had been a student at Goodall’s gym, Venom Fitness in Osprey, FL, the release says. Detectives seized all of Goodall's electronic devices as the invest…
Predator Who Drove 2,700 Miles For Sex With Jersey Shore Girl, 14, Busted When He Returns: Feds Predator Who Drove 2,700 Miles For Sex With Jersey Shore Girl, 14, Busted When He Returns: Feds
Predator Who Drove 2,700 Miles For Sex With Jersey Shore Girl, 14, Busted When He Returns: Feds A predator from Louisiana who drove 2,700 miles roundtrip for sex with an underage Jersey Shore girl was captured when he flew back for more, federal authorities said. Spencer William-Wayne Caudle, 34, began grooming the 14-year-old victim through the Whisper app in April, a complaint on file in U.S. District Court in Trenton alleges. Although he expressed concern about ending up on TV's “To Catch a Predator,” Caudle drove to Toms River and “committed sexual acts on the victim” on May 27, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. Caudle left for home later that night, Seliling…
Trans Pedo Who Made Sadistic Sex Videos Of Daughter, 7, Moved To Infamous NJ Women's Prison Trans Pedo Who Made Sadistic Sex Videos Of Daughter, 7, Moved To Infamous NJ Women's Prison
Trans Pedo Who Made Sadistic Sex Videos Of Daughter, 7, Moved To Infamous NJ Women's Prison A transgender pedophile who produced sadistic sex abuse videos of her 7-year-old daughter has been housed since last summer in New Jersey's notorious women's prison along with her lover, state records confirm. Marina Volz, 34, originally was processed as a man and sent to serve a 25-year sentence at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton. But a check of state records -- prompted by recent published reports -- found Volz listed at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility along with Ashley Romero, a 30-year-old transgender inmate herself who was convicted of participating in the abuse. New Jerse…
NJ Man Sexually Abused Minor In Lehigh Valley Basement On New Year's, Police Say NJ Man Sexually Abused Minor In Lehigh Valley Basement On New Year's, Police Say
NJ Man Sexually Abused Minor In Lehigh Valley Basement On New Year's, Police Say A New Jersey man is accused of sexually abusing a child in the basement of a Lehigh Valley home last New Year's Eve.  John R. Grossmith, 42, of Stewartsville, NJ, is charged with unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a person under 13, and corruption of minors, Forks Township police said in a release.  On Jan. 18, Northampton County Children, Youth and Family Services alerted the department to possible abuse involving Grossmith and a child in the township, police said.  Investigators then uncovered evidence that, on Dec. 31, 2022, Grossmith "had unlawful sexual …
NJ Teacher Admits Posing As Woman To Lure Dozens Of Boys Into Sending Nude Vids, Pics NJ Teacher Admits Posing As Woman To Lure Dozens Of Boys Into Sending Nude Vids, Pics
NJ Teacher Admits Posing As Woman To Lure Dozens Of Boys Into Sending Nude Vids, Pics UPDATE: A former Union County grade-school teacher and youth soccer coach from Morristown admitted in federal court that he posed as a woman online to lure at least 70 underage boys into sending him nude photos and videos, authorities said. Steven Brooks, 36, who’d taught fifth grade at Washington Elementary School in Summit and helped run the Livingston Soccer Club for nearly a decade, used other images of child pornography to solicit new material, an FBI complaint says. One of the videos he received from an underage victim “depicted the minor masturbating,” it says. FBI agents reported f…
'Wanna Meet?' Ex-Jersey Shore High School Sportswriter Takes Plea In Underage Sex Luring Case 'Wanna Meet?' Ex-Jersey Shore High School Sportswriter Takes Plea In Underage Sex Luring Case
'Wanna Meet?' Ex-Jersey Shore High School Sportswriter Takes Plea In Underage Sex Luring Case A former high school sportswriter from Ocean County admitted on Wednesday that he trafficked child porn off his cellphone and repeatedly pressed a minor to send him sexually explicit images, authorities said. Kevin Van Pelt, 33, of Lakehurst, was originally arrested in May 2019 after Gloucester County prosecutor's detectives and police in Woolwich Township said they found that he'd sought a meeting with a 14-year-old girl for sex through Snapchat and Instagram. Van Pelt, who worked part-time for NJ Advance Media – the parent company of NJ.com and the Star-Ledger – told the girl he’d been a …
NJ Doctor Faces More Patient Sex Abuse Charges — This Time In Essex County NJ Doctor Faces More Patient Sex Abuse Charges — This Time In Essex County
NJ Doctor Faces More Patient Sex Abuse Charges — This Time In Essex County A New Jersey doctor faces new charges of sexual abuse after additional patients stepped forward in Essex and Monmouth counties, authorities said. Dr. Gurvindra Johal was charged on Wednesday, March 8 with three counts of criminal sexual contact for allegedly inappropriately touching two patients under his care at an urgent care center on Broad Street in Newark, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens,  Johal, 55, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, has also been charged with criminal sexual contact by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Monm…
Two-Time North Jersey Megan's Law Offender Busted Again: This Time It's Infant Porn Two-Time North Jersey Megan's Law Offender Busted Again: This Time It's Infant Porn
Two-Time North Jersey Megan's Law Offender Busted Again: This Time It's Infant Porn A 66-year-old two-time convicted sex offender who’d moved to Wayne without notifying local police was arrested this week on charges of harvesting pornographic images of children less than a year old, authorities said. George R. Moraino was living in Pompton Lakes when he was convicted of sexually assaultiing multiple boys between the ages of 9 and 15 in 2004, records show. He was still on probation when he was caught with child pornography two years later. State authorities designated Moraino a Tier 2 repetitive, compulsive sex offender, subject to all the requirements of Megan’s Law, acco…
Survivors Reveal Abuse At Hands Of NJ's Larry Ray In Hulu Docuseries Survivors Reveal Abuse At Hands Of NJ's Larry Ray In Hulu Docuseries
Survivors Reveal Abuse At Hands Of NJ's Larry Ray In Hulu Docuseries Larry Ray's survivors are sharing their stories. "Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence" is a three-part documentary series directed by Zach Heinzerling, premiering Thursday, Feb. 9 on Hulu.  Ray, 63, of Piscataway — also known as Lawrence Grecco — put a group of college students through sexual, psychological, and physical abuse after moving into his daughter's dorm room in Sarah Lawrence College. He would subject his victims to sleep deprivation, psychological and sexual humiliation, verbal abuse, threats of physical violence, threats of criminal legal action, and…
Cruel PA Aunt Who Tortured, Burned Kids Captured In Passaic County: Authorities Cruel PA Aunt Who Tortured, Burned Kids Captured In Passaic County: Authorities
Cruel PA Aunt Who Tortured, Burned Kids Captured In Passaic County: Authorities A 19-year-old Pennsylvania aunt is facing more than 200 criminal charges after authorities say she beat, burned and tortured the four children — three of whom were her nieces and nephews — she was living with over a period of years, authorities announced. Anais Munoz — who was being held in the Passaic County, NJ jail as of Tuesday, Jan. 24 — used a "wide range of implements" to exert control and fear over the four kids, who are currently between 7 and 13 years old, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said. Munoz moved into the Chester family's home in 2020, and immediately began the a…
Pharmacy Tech Busted With Prepubescent Child Porn: Bergen Prosecutor Pharmacy Tech Busted With Prepubescent Child Porn: Bergen Prosecutor
Pharmacy Tech Busted With Prepubescent Child Porn: Bergen Prosecutor A 25-year-old pharmacy technician from Hackensack was arrested with prepubescent child pornography, authorities said. Gregory R. Donlan was charged with possessing child sexual abuse material, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love. On Thursday, Jan. 19, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit made a warranted search at Donlan's apartment, Musella said. The investigation allegedly revealed that Donlan used the …
Employee Molests Underage Girl In Back Area Of Krauszers In Park Ridge: Authorities Employee Molests Underage Girl In Back Area Of Krauszers In Park Ridge: Authorities
Employee Molests Underage Girl In Back Area Of Krauszers In Park Ridge: Authorities An employee fondled and kissed the breasts of an underage girl in the back of a Krauszers in Park Ridge after giving her THC pens, authorities charged. Sharath K. Reddy, 27, of New Milford didn't know the girl and a female friend who'd entered the Park Avenue convenience store around 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, they said. After locking the front door, Reddy led them to an "isolated area" in back of the store, an investigator wrote in a criminal complaint on file in Superior Court in Hackensack.  "A subsequent interview was conducted with the defendant where he admitted to fondling and kiss…
Accused Child Sex Abuser From Morris Charged With Collecting Kid Porn On His Phone Accused Child Sex Abuser From Morris Charged With Collecting Kid Porn On His Phone
Accused Child Sex Abuser From Morris Charged With Collecting Kid Porn On His Phone A Morris County accountant who was busted last year for allegedly masturbating in front of a Lyndhurst pre-teen was charged this week with possession of child pornography. Amit Bhatt, 43, was served with a criminal complaint on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Morris County Jail, where he was being held on an unspecified charge, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Friday, Jan. 6. The married Bhatt, of Morris Plains, had been arrested on sex assault and child endangerment charges just about a year ago following a joint investigation into claims that he’d masturbated in front of a kid. A judg…
NJ Man Kidnapped 2 Young Girls To Sexually Abuse One At NY Hotel: Report NJ Man Kidnapped 2 Young Girls To Sexually Abuse One At NY Hotel: Report
NJ Man Kidnapped 2 Young Girls To Sexually Abuse One At NY Hotel: Report A 19-year-old New Jersey man was behind bars for kidnapping two young girls from their home in upstate New York, and sexually assaulting one, authorities said. The man, identified by WNYT as Yusef Illeez, of Cherry Hill, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 8, following a joint investigation that included State Police, Schenectady County Child Protective Services, and the FBI. According to New York State Police, Illeez kidnapped the girls, ages 9 and 11, from their Schenectady home in January 2022 after meeting one of them online. He allegedly took them to a hotel, where he sexually abused the …
Immigrant Living In NJ Facing Deportation For Sexual Abuse Of Minor: US Marshals Immigrant Living In NJ Facing Deportation For Sexual Abuse Of Minor: US Marshals
Immigrant Living In NJ Facing Deportation For Sexual Abuse Of Minor: US Marshals A citizen of Costa Rica who had been wanted for the sexual abuse of a minor was in ICE custody awaiting deportation after his New Jersey capture, authorities said. Felix Montero-Molina, 56, was captured by US Marshals agents on 5th Street in Raritan on Thursday, Oct. 13 around 7:30 a.m., a spokesperson for the agency said. Montero-Molina had been wanted by authorities in Costa Rica since 2019 in connection for the incident, which happened there, US Marshals said. Turns out, he'd been living in Raritan, authorities said.
Phillipsburg Man Charged With Distributing Child Porn After Uploading Photos To Dropbox: Police Phillipsburg Man Charged With Distributing Child Porn After Uploading Photos To Dropbox: Police
Phillipsburg Man Charged With Distributing Child Porn After Uploading Photos To Dropbox: Police A Phillipsburg man was charged with child endangerment for distributing child pornography after uploading photos to his Dropbox account, authorities said. Zachary Danner, 23, of Guy Rd., was charged with four counts of child endangerment for distributing child pornography — one for reproducing the material, one for possession with intent to distribute the material, one for distribution of the material, and one for possession of the material, Warren County Prosecutor James L. Pfeiffer said in a release with local officials in Thursday, Oct. 6. Danner was identified as a suspect after a file-…
Man Shot By Wife Over Allegations He Molested Kids At Her Daycare Facing Charges Man Shot By Wife Over Allegations He Molested Kids At Her Daycare Facing Charges
Man Shot By Wife Over Allegations He Molested Kids At Her Daycare Facing Charges An arrest warrant has been issued for the Maryland man shot by his wife in a Washington, DC hotel room over allegations he sexually abused at least three children at her daycare facility, authorities said. James Weems Jr., 57, of Randallstown, was shot by his wife, Shanteari Weems, after she confronted him over the alleged abuse in a room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Monday, July 25, according to multiple reports. Officials had already begun an investigation into the allegations at the time of the shooting, Baltimore County police said. Weems, who owned Lil Kidz Kastle in…
PA High School Principal Had Years-Long Sexual Relationship With Male Student, Police Say PA High School Principal Had Years-Long Sexual Relationship With Male Student, Police Say
PA High School Principal Had Years-Long Sexual Relationship With Male Student, Police Say A high school principal from Pennsylvania was arrested on accusations he had a years-long sexual relationship with a student who viewed him as "an older brother," police said. Roger Freed, principal of the Williamsport Area High School, began a relationship with the then-middle school student in 2015, which turned sexual two years later, the NY Post reports. The pair became close when the victim's brother died of brain cancer, and the abuse continued into the victim's college tenure, NBC News says citing PA State Police. The victim said he felt like he and Freed were "bros" and co…
Child Porn Sting Nets Retired NJ Middle School Teacher, 73 Child Porn Sting Nets Retired NJ Middle School Teacher, 73
Child Porn Sting Nets Retired NJ Middle School Teacher, 73 A retired New Jersey middle school teacher was busted by federal agents for trafficking child pornography. Robert H. Conrad, 73, of Roselle had an "ongoing sexually graphic conversation" over the course of three months with what turned out to be an undercover agent with the New Jersey Division of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Conrad also "publicly posted multiple videos depicting the sexual abuse of children" in a chatroom and "sent similar videos to the undercover agent directly," Sellinger said. Federal authorities seized "numerous videos …
Ocean City Beach Patrol Member, Teacher Nabbed For Sex Abuse After Social Media Tip: Prosecutor Ocean City Beach Patrol Member, Teacher Nabbed For Sex Abuse After Social Media Tip: Prosecutor
Ocean City Beach Patrol Member, Teacher Nabbed For Sex Abuse After Social Media Tip: Prosecutor A 40-year-old former member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol has been arrested on sexual abuse charges, authorities said. Police were first tipped off to the alleged crimes through social media posts, according to Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Paul Skill of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Arrested was Jonathan C. Howell of Marmora, they said. Howell is currently employed as a teacher by the Pleasantville School District, they said. On Thursday, June 2, Howell was taken into custody without incident by members of the Cape May County Prosecutor'…
Clifton Police Officer Admits Sexually Assaulting Child, Faces 8½-Year Prison Minimum Clifton Police Officer Admits Sexually Assaulting Child, Faces 8½-Year Prison Minimum
Clifton Police Officer Admits Sexually Assaulting Child, Faces 8½-Year Prison Minimum It's over: A now-former Clifton police officer admitted Wednesday that he sexually abused a child, authorities said. In exchange for his guilty plea, Frank Castro-Ramirez, 40, is expected to be sentenced to 10 years in state prison, 8½ years of which he must serve before becoming eligible for parole, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said. He has also surrendered his job, will remain on lifetime parole and must register as a Megan's Law sex offender under the terms of the plea deal with Valdes’s staff. Clifton police notified detectives with the prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit of …
UPDATE: Bronx Man Snared In NJ Child Sex Sting Takes Deal UPDATE: Bronx Man Snared In NJ Child Sex Sting Takes Deal
Update: Bronx Man Snared In NJ Child Sex Sting Takes Deal A financial services worker from the South Bronx pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography as part of a deal with authorities who caught him traveling to New Jersey for what he thought would be sex with a 13-year-old, federal authorities said. Jesus Modesto-Sanchez, 31, was caught dead to rights when he showed up at a pre-arranged, undisclosed location in Somerset County on Oct. 17, 2020 only to be arrested by investigators. Modesto-Sanchez was among a dozen men bagged in an accused predator sting dubbed "Operation Spotlight." The joint operation involving the FBI, U.S. Attorney's …
'Remorseful' NJ Minister Released From Jail After Recording Sex Assault Of Teen Girl: Report 'Remorseful' NJ Minister Released From Jail After Recording Sex Assault Of Teen Girl: Report
'Remorseful' NJ Minister Released From Jail After Recording Sex Assault Of Teen Girl: Report A 54-year-old South Jersey minister who is a licensed family therapy and marriage counselor has been released from jail after being arrested for recording a video of a 15-year-old girl performing a sex act on him, NJ Advance Media reports. Bridgeton's Allahdjinn Wright can be seen touching the victim before unzipping his pants and pulling her head toward in in the video, apparently taken in his vehicle last month, the outlet says. The clip was discovered by a teen in his care. Wright initially denied being the person in the video but later admitted to it, and even expressed remorse. W…