Former Brick Township Councilman and current council candidate Dan Toth was taken into custody Monday on charges of aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to Shorebeat Tuesday morning.
Toth, 38, was arrested after a 15-year-old boy reported the incident to the Jackson police department, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
Toth voluntarily went Monday to Jackson police headquarters regarding the allegations, the prosecutor’s office said. Following an investigation that included Jackson police and Detective Melissa Matthews from the prosecutor’s office’s Special Victim’s Unit, with the assistance of the Ocean County High Tech Crime Unit, Toth was charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact and dndangering the welfare of a child.
Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski set bail at $100,000 cash with no 10 percent bond option. Nicole’s Law, requiring Toth have no contact with his alleged victim, has been implemented and the Division of Child Protection and Permanency were notified.
Toth is not listed as an inmate at the Ocean County Jail, records showed.