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Toth: Criminal Charges ‘False’

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Dan Toth (Campaign Photo)
Dan Toth (Campaign Photo)

Former Brick township councilman Dan Toth put out a brief statement Wednesday afternoon, calling charges of aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child filed Tuesday false.

The statement said:

Let me be clear: the charges filed against me are false and baseless. I’ve spent my entire life building my reputation, and I will devote my full energies toward proving my innocence. As such, I have requested that my name be withdrawn from the ballot for Township Council in Brick.

Toth was charged with the offenses after an allegation was made by a 15-year-old boy in Jackson.

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Republican party officials have told Shorebeat Toth will be replaced by another candidate on November’s election ballot.


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  • Frank Rizzo

    Maybe he is. People sometimes jump to hang the accused to fast in these cases while the victims often times have emotional problems that sometimes bring false accusations. We will wait and see if he pleads or is found guilty.

  • ceeshore

    He’s innocent until proven guilty not the other way around. Even though I don’t know him personally I will never rush to judgement. The truth will either set him free or convict him.

    • JJones

      Innocent until proven guilty

  • Mark Story Jenks

    I hope Dan is found innocent and exonerated of these charges.
    Before the days of Brick Shorebeat, there was Brick Patch. Many of you might remember a certain old guy who used to write comments very often, bashing Dan any way he could. Seems to me that old guy vowed to try and ruin Dan’s political career. Wouldn’t it be something if the accuser turned out to be the grandson of that old guy?

    • Chief Wahoo

      Or maybe the old guy was just CORRECT in his assessment..

      • Mark Story Jenks

        Time will tell.