Police in Middletown Township have arrested a Keansburg man who tried and committed an unfathomable crime involving a minor.

Details of the case and charges were announced on Friday afternoon by Middletown Township Police Chief Craig Weber.

The incident took place on Tuesday when police said that 42-year-old Marcus Brady of Keansburg allegedly was involved in the incident.

Police said that they spoke to the juvenile victim that day and their parent that, "Brady had offered the juvenile money in exchange for the victim exposing intimate body parts." 

Prison cell at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
Prison cell at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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An investigation ensued and police learned and confirmed that Brady had indeed made offers twice to the minor to pay them money for exposing themself, and in both instances, the minor said no to the man.

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The next day, Middletown Police Detective Adam Colfer arrested Brady and Chief Weber said that he was then charged with "two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, following an investigation of incidents that occurred in Middletown." 

Prison cells at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
Prison cells at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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From there, he was brought over to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold, where he remains and will stay until a retention hearing in Monmouth County Superior Court determines what will happen next.

Prison door at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
Prison door at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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“We take crimes of the nature extremely seriously and will spare no effort to apprehend would-be predators seeking to harm innocent children and ensure that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I want to thank the victim and the victim’s family for having the courage to come forward and thank our Detective Bureau for the swift arrest they made in this case," Chief Weber said in a written statement.

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