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Seaside Heights Man Sentenced for Meghan’s Law Violations

Maurice L. Thomas (Photo: OCPO)

Maurice L. Thomas (Photo: OCPO)

A Seaside Heights has been sentenced to 364 days in the Ocean County Jail following his guilty plea to numerous Meghan’s Law violations, officials said.

Maurice L. Thomas, 33, pleaded guilty in December to three, third degree crimes of violating community supervision for life and twoadditional third degree crimes of failing to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.

Superior Court Judge Melanie D. Appleby also ruled that, as part of his sentence, Thomas is to continue his obligations to register once released from jail and continue on lifetime supervision. Moreover, under the mandates of the new law, Thomas will be subject to parole supervision for life, a more intensive program.

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The crime dates are various and occurred out of the Borough of Seaside Heights and Toms River Township, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Senior Parole Officers Jessica Swarer and Mark Grausso were involved with initiating the complaints, Detective Lawrence Mayberry of the Seaside Heights Police Department initiated a failure to register complaint and Detective Mark Bajada of the Toms River Police Department initiated another failure to register complaint, Della Fave said.

Thomas has been incarcerated since May 18, 2015.  According to the initial charges, he knowingly failed to register his current address with the Toms River Township Police Department 10 days prior to the change of his address, along with not complying with his conditions of community supervision.


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