A Millstone Man was Charged in a Child Prostitution Scheme after Monmouth County Police Discovered he had Engaged in Relations with a Minor

Anthony N. Palumbo – New Jersey Sex Crime Defense Attorney

A Millstone man was arrested by Monmouth County investigators after allegedly taking part in child prostitution.  The man faces charges of second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a minor in connection with having sex with the 15-year-old boy.  The man was accused of having sex with the boy at his Millstone residence.  He was arrested at his home by State Police, and released after posting $250,000 full bail.

Because of the age of the victim, the accused in this case faces significant criminal penalties.  If convicted, the defendant would likely be forced to register under Megan’s Law as a child sex offender.  In New Jersey, Megan’s law sex offender registry requires convicted sex offenders to provide information to local police about what they look like, where they live, type of car they drive and their past crimes so the police can be aware of their presence.  Police then distribute this information based on the prescribed offender level of the registrant to appropriate community officials.  The higher the level of offender (one through three with three being the highest tier), the more notice will be provided to the community including local school officials and potentially neighbors within a two block radius.  Importantly, this information must be distributed by police according to certain procedures so as not to violate the registrant’s rights to privacy.

Once on Megan’s law, it is possible to be designated a reduced tier over time through status conferences with county prosecutors.  Good behavior over a prolonged period of time as well as compliance with counseling and other programs often help offenders in reducing their Megan’s Law tier designations.  After a prolonged period of time, it is even possible to be removed from Megan’s Law completely.

I, Anthony N. Palumbo, a New Jersey Criminal Sexual Contact Lawyer, understand the workings of the law and can properly defend accused persons in sexual assault offenses as well as those who have been convicted of solicitation of a prostitute.  Visit my website, www.palumbo-renaud.com, for more information.