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Toms River Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Baby Boy

Rodford Brindley filmed footage of attack while speaking with undercover detective, authorities say

A Toms River man faces up to 30 years in prison after being accused of sexually abusing a 14-month-old boy.

Rodford W. Brindley, 67, was scheduled to appear before Judge Lois Goodman in federal court today to answer a charge of sexual exploitation of a child, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in a release.

In the criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, a special agent with the FBI attests that Brindley assaulted the boy and streamed footage of the alleged attack over the Internet while believing he was speaking to a woman in Ohio who was in fact an undercover detective with the Westerville Police Department.

The undercover detective had made contact with Brindley, using the screen name tarena16, on a website "known to be frequented by individuals interested in child pornography," the FBI agent said. The detective, posing as a single mother, chatted online with Brindley on April 2 when he indicated he was babysitting a baby boy.

Brindley, who had identified himself as "Rod" from "Central NJ," activated his webcam and asked the detective "are u sitting there hoping ill do something with him now but don't  want to ask me," the FBI agent states. The detective replied: "lol... l would never ask... that would be inappropriate given our relationship at this point."   

Without further encouragement, Brindley proceeded to sexually assault the boy while the detective captured the footage, the FBI agent said.

Law enforcement immediately contacted New Jersey authorities, who requested and acquired records from Cingular Wireless and Comcast, revealing Brindley's cell phone number and IP address. 

Brindley was arrested that day on state child endangerment and child pornography charges. 

The federal charge of sexual exploitation of a child carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 30 years plus a $250,000 fine.

George M. Lobman May 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM
an illness that can never ever be cured. So I suggest we send him off as soon as it can be varified that he did this! Let him explain to the angels what he did!!!
George M. Lobman May 25, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Thats what he is doing there you idiot! a cop doing his job watching and identifying. If someone can type LOL and then someone else does that to a baby! how can he be permitted to breath?
MKC May 25, 2012 at 04:24 PM
these 2 are only sticking up for the molester because it's probably their disgusting father or creepy uncle...good luck in life - and if you have kids i would suggest keeping them far from this white trash piece of excrement - unless he already got to them
Rem May 26, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Have no use for this man and neither does society ,do not need to learn anything from him or how he tics. Besides broken watches are useless any how. I will pull the switch or push the needle or pull the trigger. It should be called last offense not first.
WhyohWhy May 28, 2012 at 01:07 PM
MKC... these 2 are tag teaming the bunch of you !!! They are egging all of you on to get your riled up and posting like crazy, and you have all fallen into it ! Don't give them any more satisfaction.... FYI.... A very large majority of sex offenders/child molesters CAN NOT be rehabilitated ! Its a PROVEN fact... when asked of a panel of jailed Ofenders ( last year on Oprah when she did her show interviewing Sex offenders/ child molesters)if they were let out would they consider themselves cured and safe among children...4 out of the 5 said they would do it again if put in the situation.... Just my Opinion.

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