Manalapan Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Materials
FREEHOLD – Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Thursday that a Manalapan man, Brian R. McBride, has been arrested and charged with the possession and distribution of child sexual abuse materials. McBride, who recently obtained a new job as a school bus driver in Jackson Township, was apprehended on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
McBride has been charged with one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Materials, and one count of third-degree Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Materials. The arrest follows an investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Bureau and the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The investigation was initiated based on a tip received through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
According to the investigation, McBride was found to be in possession of child sexual abuse materials and was distributing them via social media platforms. Such convictions are typically punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment in state prison. Additionally, the defendant may be subject to the provisions of Megan’s Law registration and Parole Supervision for Life.
The case has been assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Competello. McBride is being represented by Mitchell Ansell, Esq., with an office in Freehold. It is important to note that despite the charges, every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a trial that affords them all the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
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This arrest serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting children and the efforts made by law enforcement agencies to combat child sexual abuse. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force continue their dedicated work in ensuring the safety and well-being of children in the community.