Friday, March 28, 2014

Brian Killion Sentenced to 85 Years in Prison for Sexual Assaults of Five Boys

MAYS LANDING – An Absecon man was sentenced today to 85 years in prison for the sexual assaults of five boys in southern New Jersey, the crimes committed over a period of time that spanned more than a decade, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Brian E. Killion, 41, of the 600 block of North Shore Road, Absecon, NJ, was sentenced in Atlantic County Superior Court to 85 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting five boys in Atlantic and Burlington Counties, and for endangering the welfare of children, possessing and manufacturing child pornography, and showing pornography to children.

A cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Jersey State Police, the Absecon Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation began in June 2010 with the report of a sexual assault by one of Killion's victims. Investigators identified four more child victims of sexual assault, the offenses dating back to 1997.
Killion was arrested on July 14, 2010, following the execution of a search warrant at his Absecon home, during which police seized digital media containing child pornography.
On September 19, 2013, after a three-week jury trial, Killion was convicted of 34 criminal counts, including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, sexual contact, endangering the welfare of a child, promoting obscene material for persons under 18, and manufacturing pornography.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Pam D’Arcy represented the State in the case.
The State alleged and presented evidence that Killion had sexually assaulted five boys between the ages of 11 to 15, victimizing several of the children for periods of years.
The State presented evidence that Killion committed the crimes between 1997 and 2010, during camping trips to State parks in Burlington and Cape May counties, while he watched them at his Absecon home, while at the victims’ homes, and in his truck while parked in the Absecon marshes, encountering his oldest victim in his role as a Boy Scouts of America scoutmaster.
Prior to sentencing, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Pam D’Arcy cited the ongoing danger to the public presented by Killion, and told the court “All five victims want two things: closure and justice. The defendant took their childhoods, took their innocence, so there can be no justice...there can only be punishment.”
Family members of the victims spoke to the Court. One victim’s mother said, “My son was just a little boy when this animal victimized him. He is a sick predator. He preys on us all,” and asked the judge to “give him life.” The Mother of a second victim said, “We as parents trusted this monster,” and asked for “the maximum sentence the law will allow.” In a written statement, one of the boy victims said, “I hope he goes to jail forever.”
Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury said before delivering the sentence that, “The evidence in this case was overwhelming,” and that “the court is convinced that [Killion] will commit again if given the opportunity,” that it was “more than a risk,” but “a certainty.”
Judge DeLury sentenced Killion to an aggregate total term of imprisonment of 85 years in New Jersey State Prison. Pursuant to the No Early Release Act (NERA), Killion must serve 85% of the sentence, or 63 years 9 months, before becoming eligible for parole.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652- 1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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