A couple reportedly homeless was taken into custody after a church staff member allegedly found them having sex on church property.
According to authorities, officers responded to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Grant Avenue around 12:30 a.m after church staff member found the couple in a garden area between the church and rectory.
Following an investigation, officers charged Noelle M. Smart, 48, and Anthony M. Getchius, 43, with lewdness. Getchius was also charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct.
In addition, Smart and Getchius were given summonses for disrobing in public, creating a public nuisance and possession of an alcoholic beverage in public.
Officials said the couple remain held without bail at the Ocean County jail as of Wednesday morning.