BRANDON KUHL ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT BY SEXUAL CONTACT AND POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 
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FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of BRANDON KUHL (DOB: 08/06/1983), of 2 High Street, Liberty Township, New Jersey, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact of two (2) juveniles and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor by being in possession of Child Pornography. KUHL was arrested on Friday, September 26, 2014 without incident and a search warrant was subsequently executed at his residence.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office Computer Crimes Unit, under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO, and the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief David PEGG.

The Computer Crimes Unitís initial involvement was as a result of a separate investigation and arrest of KUHL for cyber harassment conducted by the Ridgewood Police Department during which several items of evidence were submitted to our forensic laboratory for electronic analysis. As a result of the forensic examinations of electronic and digital storage devices belonging to Brandon KUHL, evidence was discovered which led to an investigation into new criminal offenses that took place outside the Village of Ridgewood. During this investigation, it was learned that Brandon KUHL secretly videotaped pre-pubescent children at his former place of employment. In the videos Brandon KUHL, who is a medical technician, was alone with these children while he administered medical treatments. In some of these videos, KUHL masturbated while in the presence of the children. Brandon KUHL also used the Internet to acquire images depicting child pornography. In this case, the child pornography contained over one hundred (100) images of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts.

Brandon KUHL was subsequently charged with the following: Two (2) counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(b) and One (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Possession of Child Pornography) in violation of: N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5

Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Additionally Prosecutor Molinelli would like to thank the following Police agencies who provided additional support during this investigation: Warren County Prosecutorís Office and the New Jersey State Police.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: BRANDON KUHL
DOB: 08/03/1983
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2 HIGH STREET, LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE OF ARREST: 09/26/2014
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: RESIDENCE
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE COMPUTER CRIMES UNIT,WARREN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE AND THE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
Two (2) counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(b) a crime of the 1st degree

One (1) count Possession of Child Pornography in violation of: N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5, a crime of the 3rd degree

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 9/29/2014 @ 1:30 P.M.
JUDGE: HONORABLE LILIANA S. DEVILA-SILEBI P.J.S.C.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $500,000.00 DOLLARS WITH NO 10% OPTION, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIMS, NO UNSUPERVISED CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
PRESENT STATUS: IN BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL


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EMILIANO SEDA CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT 
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FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of EMILIANO SEDA (DOB: 10/28/68) of 2 First Street, Elmwood Park, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Special Victims Unit, under the direction of Chief Carmen MARTINO and the Elmwood Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael FOLIGNO.

On September 23, 2014, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Special Victims Unit, and the Elmwood Park Police Department arrested Emiliano SEDA after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with a twelve (12) year old female acquaintance. On September 23, 2014, the victim and her mother reported to the Elmwood Park Police Department that Mr. SEDA had engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with the victim on numerous occasions during the past year. The Elmwood Park Police Department notified the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office, Special Victims Unit, as well as the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Arrangements were made for the victim to be interviewed by a detective from the Special Victims Unit at the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office in Paramus, New Jersey. During that interview, the victim provided specific details as to what had occurred between herself and Mr. SEDA..

At approximately 3:15 a.m., detectives from the Special Victims Unit and the Elmwood Park Police Department responded to SEDAís residence at 2 First Street, Elmwood Park. After repeated attempts at the door failed to get a response, officers looked through various windows to see if anyone was in the residence. Upon doing so, they observed the motionless body of Emiliano SEDA on the bathroom floor. They forced entry into the house and discovered that SEDA, who was aware of the fact that the victim had notified police, had attempted to take his own life. Aid was immediately rendered and he was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. Once there he was stabilized and later charged with the aforementioned crimes.

Emiliano SEDA was charged with two (2) counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault and one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Bail for Mr. SEDA was set by the Honorable Edward Jerejian, J.S.C., at $300,000.00 with no ten percent option, no contact with the victim and the surrender of his passport as a condition of bail. Mr. SEDA was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.

Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Elmwood Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: EMILIANO SEDA DOB: 10/28/68

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2 FIRST STREET, ELMWOOD PARK, NJ

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: JANITOR

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 9/23/14

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
ELMWOOD PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

TWO (2) COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2A(1)-1ST DEGREE CRIME

ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 9/30/14

JUDGE: JUDGE ANTHONY GALLINA, J.M.C.

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $300,000.00, NO 10% OPTION, NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM, SURRENDER PASSPORT


PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE BCSD IN LIEU OF BAIL

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