NUDE IMAGES SENT TO OC JUVENILE LEAD TO ARREST OF MONMOUTH COUNTY MAN
Today (11/13) an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s High Tech Crime Unit, Beachwood and Asbury Park Police Departments led to the arrest of William Egan, 27, of Asbury Park for 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Obscenities to Persons Under 18.
This morning the partnering agencies executed a search warrant at the residence of Egan located at 640 Mattison Avenue, Apt 6 in Asbury Park. The search stemmed from a referral made to OCPO HTCU and Beachwood Police advising that a juvenile female from an Ocean County High School had received nude images from an adult male. During the investigation OCPO HTCU detectives made contact and identified the alleged sender of the images as William Egan. Egan had initially had contact with the victim when he provided a drug awareness lecture at her high school. During the search of the residence detectives seized numerous items containing digital evidence, as well as, numerous controlled substances (amphetamines and anabolic steroids). These items were turned over the Asbury Park Police detectives who charged Egan with 2 counts of 3rd degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
The above Ocean County charges were approved by OCPO Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Hillary Bryce and were signed by Lt Glen Demarco of the Beachwood Police Department. Bail was set at $50,000 no 10% by Ocean County Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels. Egan is also subject to Nicole’s Law, a court ordered restraining order preventing contact with the victim.
To protect the victim’s identity there will be no further details regarding the investigation or identifiers. The media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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