Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on March 18, Mark Brayman, 55, of Bayville, was arrested and charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender pursuant to Megan’s Law.
Officials state that on March 21, Brayman was taken into custody without incident by officers of the Toms River Township Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Megan’s Law Unit.
According to authorities, since 1994, Megan’s Law requires certain offenders to register with their local police departments whenever they move and/or change their residential address or place of employment. Failure to comply with this obligation is a crime of the third degree, say officials.
County officials state that in this instance, Brayman moved from his address in Berkeley Township to Toms River without registering or notifying any law enforcement agencies.
Authorities say Brayman is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Anyone with relevant information regarding this case - or others violating Megan’s Law requirements - should contact Sergeant John Argento of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 929-2027, extension 2903. The information may be provided anonymously.
For further information, please visit the State Police Sex Offender Internet Registry at http://www.njsp.org/sex-offender-registry/index.shtml
Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledges the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Megan’s Law Unit, Toms River Township Police Department and Berkeley Township Police Department, for their combined and cooperative efforts in connection with this investigation.
Officials state the charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.