Man Charged with Sexual Assault, Child Endangerment of a 12-year-old
A 29-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with sexually assault and child endangerment of a 12-year-old child over the Internet, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said today.
Scott Brensinger, 29, of East Haven, Connecticut was arrested after contacting a twelve year old on numerous occasions via the internet during which he convinced the victim to participate in sexually explicit dialogue, and instructed the juvenile to engage in sexual acts.
The arrest is the result of a four month investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Computer Crimes Unit, under the direction of Chief Carmen Martino, and the Elmwood Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Foligno.
The arrest stemmed from an internet investigation in which Brensinger, utilizing the Internet, befriended a 12-year old, and ultimately convinced and instructed the victim to engage in sexual acts via social media applications while he masturbated.
As a result of the investigation, court-authorized search warrants were executed at Brensinger’s residence and place of employment in Connecticut, on Friday, June 13, 2014.
Brensinger was subsequently charged with the following: one count of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Brensinger was lodged in the East Haven Jail as a fugitive from the State of New Jersey pending an extradition proceeding.
Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Additionally, Prosecutor Molinelli would like to thank the East Haven, Connecticut Police Department and the Connecticut State Police who provided additional support in the arrest and search warrant execution.