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Former Keansburg Officer Sentenced for Sex Crimes


By: Yuritza Arroyo 

Monmouth County authorities announced today a former member of the Keansburg Police Department has been sentenced to state prison after admitting earlier this year to committing a sex crime while off-duty.

According to  officials, Nicholas Thompson, 26, was sentenced to four years and is subjected to  New Jersey’s No Early Release Act (NERA).

Officials say he will also be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law, be subject to Parole Supervision for Life, and permanently forfeit all prospects of future public employment in New Jersey.

Thompson, who was sworn in as a Patrolman in Keansburg last year, was an SLEO (Special Law Enforcement Officer) Type II at the time of the crime.

Authorities say he was arrested and charged in October 2021.

Thompson’s plea agreement to second-degree Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault was reached in May after consultation with the victim.  

According to Monmouth authorities, during his plea, Thompson admitted that he attempted to have sex with the victim while she was unconscious and incapable of consent.

This incident occurred in January 2021 at a private residence while Thompson was off-duty.