Bradley Beach, NJ

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Bradley Beach is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, with a population of roughly 4,000.  Cases of prostitution and sex trafficking have been documented in the cities (such as HazletAsbury Park, Wall Township) as well as the unincorporated areas of the county, generating complaints from citizens and local businesses, and associated with a wide range of other crimes. Bradley Beach has been no exception. For example, in April, 2017, a 45-year-old Bradley Beach woman was charged with multiple offenses, including prostitution and illicit drug possession, following a late-night traffic stop.

Sex buyers have been arrested and had their identities publicly disclosed in Bradley Beach.  For example, in November, 2021, Bradley Beach police were contacted by the staff at a local elementary school when they learned that one of their students had been receiving inappropriate text messages from an adult male. Through the subsequent investigation, law enforcement learned that the defendant had been sending text messages to an elementary school girl who lived in his neighborhood.  Specifically, in October of 2021, the defendant began texting the victim requesting that she send him nude photos of herself.  Over the course of the next month, the defendant continued to send sexual messages to the young girl, at times offering her up to $800 to have sex with him. In February, 2022, a Monmouth County Grand Jury indicted the alleged offender with third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, first-degree Manufacturing Child Pornography, second-degree Luring, first-degree Promoting Prostitution, and second-degree Attempted Sexual Assault.  If convicted, the defendant could face up to 20 years in prison on the Manufacturing Child Pornography and Promoting Prostitution charges and up to 10 years imprisonment on the Luring and Attempted Sexual Assault charges. In addition, he would be subject to Parole Supervision for Life and required to register under Megan’s Law.

Key Partners

  • Bradley Beach Police Department
  • Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Key Sources

Arrest of Sex Buyer; Disclosure of Identity:

Background on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking within the County:

State New Jersey
Type City
Population 4193
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