Keansburg cop admits sex crime involving unconscious woman
KEANSBURG — A police officer who admitted to committing a sex crime is set to spend years behind bars and be forced to register as a sex offender.
Nicholas Thompson pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of attempted aggravated sexual assault on Tuesday, according to the Monmouth County District Attorney’s Office.
The 25-year-old was originally charged last year with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and third-degree aggravated criminal sexual interference.
The case stems from an incident involving an unconscious woman at a private residence in January 2021, according to police. At the time, Thompson was a Type II Law Enforcement Special Agent. He had since been sworn in as a Keansburg patrolman.
Keansburg police did not comment after the guilty plea, but at the time of Thompson’s arrest, the police chief said he would be suspended without pay pending the outcome of the case.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 10. According to the prosecutor’s office, Thompson’s plea deal provides for permanent disqualification from public office, registration as a sex offender under Megan’s Law, lifetime parole supervision and a sentence of four years in prison.
Dino Flammia is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at email@example.com
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