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Cops: Brick Man Jailed For Ignoring Sex Offender Registry Requirement

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Anthony M. Palazzo (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Anthony M. Palazzo (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Authorities in Ocean County have arrested and charged a convicted sex offender from Brick Township with failing to notify police that he was moving, officials said Wednesday.

Anthony M. Palazzo, 26, is charged with failing to register out within 10 days of moving, a third degree crime, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Authorities began investigating Palazzo two weeks ago and arrested him Wednesday.

According to the state’s sex offender registry, Palazzo, a Lonna Court resident, was convicted of criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child in 2004.

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Registered sex offenders are required by New Jersey state law to either register annually or every 90 days with the police department of the municipality in which they reside and when they change addresses. An investigation revealed that Palazzo failed to register out with the Brick Township Police Department and was residing in Monmouth County, Della Fave said.

After his arrest in Marlboro, Palazzo was taken to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, and was later transferred to the Ocean County Jail. His bail was set at bail at $5,000 cash. Palazzo remains in custody pending posting bail and presentment of the charge to an Ocean County Grand Jury, Della Fave said.

If convicted of the third degree offense, Palazzo could face up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine.


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  • JW

    Lemme do some math here for a second. 26-11=15. How does a 15 year old kid end up a convicted sex offender? I thought juvi records got expunged after 1 years anyway?

    • Frank Rizzo

      Not if they were charged as an adult…sorry liberal…we need to know this about him and not give him a second chance by expunging that little diddy….

      • JW

        How the hell do you charge a kid as an adult? Jerks like you are why we have the world’s largest prison population. One big prison nation where the poor and minorities get lynched. He’s Bricktucky trash, so he probably got a bad public defender.

        SERIOUSLY- What the hell does a 14 year old kid do to warrant a sex offender rap? Screw his girlfriend? If they’re both underage, neither are capable of consenting to anything. Locking him up is just plain sexism.

      • SB

        Why does every issue come down to liberal vs conservative or racism??

  • SB

    Wonder if they got the year wrong… Kudos to the police for following up. Who knows what this guy was up to.

    • JW

      Nope, checked this list- he was either 14 or 15.

      • SB

        It must have been a doozy if they charged a teen as an adult.

      • JW

        Or he had a really bad lawyer…

      • SB

        If he endangered/harmed/molested a small child, that might qualify as being charged as an adult. If he just had a girlfriend, I don’t think they’d make such an issue out of it. Just saying.

      • JW

        That first part is true, but I have heard of young guys getting locked up for shacking up with their also underage girlfriends. There is a double standard in the law- boys are held to one standard, girls are victims. It isn’t right. If the American legal system were writing Romeo and Juliet, it would have ended with Romeo getting lynched by the Doge of Mantua.

      • SB

        I agree with you. I always thought it was unfair to lump underage teens in love with deviants.

  • Frank Rizzo

    I agree completely with charging someone who rapes a kid as an adult. We need to know this before we let him be a teacher or any other position that would put people at risk. There are no second chances with this crime.

  • Sam Reed

    We had better start looking for these crazy people (not called terrorists, but are) in this country and stop fooling around with people that committed misdemeanors years ago if we were smart. These people are of no current threat, 6% reoffense rate last I looked, the terrorists are already here, it’s just a matter of us spending this money on the right priorities.

  • Goodgrief

    We do not have enough information about this crime to develop opinions. I would like to know the age of his victim when Palazzo was 15 and the facts of the case. If it was a violent forceful rape he should be forced to register and keep his address on file.