429-COUNT CHILD-SEX INDICTMENT

An Ocean Township handyman already in custody on child pornography charges has been indicted on 429 counts, according to the Asbury Park Press.

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From the report:

Clement Bilski Jr., 43, of Maple Avenue was charged with 74 counts of aggravated first-degree sexual assault, 30 counts of second-degree sexual assault, six counts of third-degree criminal restraint; two counts of third-degree possession of a weapon; two counts of third-degree obscenity, 11 counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct with a child, and seven counts of third-degree invasion of privacy.

He also was charged with 295 counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child by manufacturing child pornography; one count of distributing child pornography; and one count of fourth-degree endangerment by possessing child pornography.

The charges involve at least 10 Monmouth County children and one in Ocean County, ranging in age from 23 months to eight years, sexually assault between 1998 and 2005.

Bilski was a self-employed contractor who had worked out of a Lincoln Avenue home in Long Branch from 1996 until April when he moved to Ocean Township.

Authorities said on occasion, Bilski had used video cameras in bathrooms and bedrooms to surreptitiously record children in various states of undress.

Bilski had been jailed since April 21 on $1 million bail on previous child pornography charges after police raided his Ocean Township home and seized dozens of pornographic videos and DVDs. He is being held in Monmouth County Jail, Freehold Township.

The Star-Ledger, citing unidentified law enfocement sources, reported that dozens of videotapes found in Bilski’s home “graphically captured him sexually assaulting as many as a dozen children.”

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