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Cops: Toms River Man, 34, Sexually Abused Children for Years

Daniel Roy Plummer (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Daniel Roy Plummer (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A Toms River man has been charged with the sexual abuse of four children that occurred over a course of years, police said Wednesday.

Daniel Roy Plummer, 34, of Norma Place, is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Toms River Police spokesman Ralph Stocco said authorities initially received information that Plummer may have committed the offense of endangering the welfare of a child. As the investigation got underway, detectives from the police department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office discovered that Plummer had been, “over a multitude of years,” having inappropriate sexual encounters with four juveniles.

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All of the children were known to the suspect, Stocco said. In addition to his arrest, search warrants were executed at his home and a storage unit in Toms River where several computers and a cellular phone were seized.

Plummer was arrested Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels set Plummer’s bail at $250,000 cash. Plummer remains lodged in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of bail.

The ages of the children were not released by police, Stocco said, because they could inadvertently reveal the identities of the victims.