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NJ Officers Residing in Union and PA, Indicted for Sexual Assault, Official Misconduct

By kcora on
New Jersey

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced the indictments of Brian Y. Ambroise, 33, of Union, NJ, and Ronald Coleman, 39, of Bethlehem, PA.

According to Prosecutor Kearns, the 12 count indictment was handed down by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on September 13, 2018. Mr. Ambroise and Mr. Coleman were indicted on five counts of 2nd degree Official Misconduct, two counts of 2nd degree Conspiracy to Commit Sexual Assault, and two counts of Pattern of Official Misconduct.

Additionally, Coleman was indicted on three counts of 2nd degree Sexual Assault. Mr. Ambroise was employed by the New Jersey Department of Corrections as a Correction Officer for three years before his arrest in October 2016 and Mr. Coleman was employed as a Correction Officer for 17 years before his arrest in February 2018.

Prosecutor Kearns concluded that the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office will continue to fairly and aggressively investigate all suspected violations of our criminal code, with priority given to crimes of this nature. Justice demands we do so, regardless of who the victim is and no matter who the perpetrator.

An indictment is merely a step in the criminal justice process. The defendant is presumed innocent until the matter is resolved in a court of law.

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