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Ex-Marlboro Police Chief Acquitted of Sex Abuse Charges

Former Marlboro Police Chief Robert Holmes is found not guilty on all five counts of child sex abuse Friday in court.

Monmouth County Courthouse (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)

The Asbury Park Press reports Holmes was both emotional and relieved after exiting the courtroom of state Superior Court Judge Richard English in Freehold.

Holmes was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl between April 2006 and March 2007 when she was between 13 and 14 years old.

Holmes had been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual contact. Holmes was indicted in July 2009 and pleaded not guilty.

Friday, Holmes was acquitted of all five charges.

The alleged victim and her mother, represented by Jackson-based attorney Kevin S. Smith, filed a lawsuit against Holmes on May 11 demanding a jury trial. The suit claimed that Holmes had violated the child sexual abuse act and intentionally inflicted emotional distress on the victim.

Reports are Holmes will now seek to resolve outstanding issues with his pension and will be looking to receive his full pension with back-payment of the suspended checks.

 

The Asbury Park Press contributed to this report.

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