Toms River teen murder ex-con re-arrested
The Toms River man who left prison last November following a 30-year sentence for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old neighbor in 1985 returns to a cell, accused of Megan's Law violations.
Shawn Milne, 45, was placed in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River after his Wednesday-night arrest at his dwelling, according to information from Toms River Police spokesman Ralph Stocco. His bail was set at $25,000.
Milne allegedly failed to register his address with township police in the time frame assigned to him, and neglected to provide details of his employment status.
At the time of his release, Milne was believed to be taking up residence with a relative in Garfield.
Megan's Law registrations are required to notify local police of their residencies either every year, or every 90 days, depending on their individual cases.
The third-degree charges carry possible prison terms of up to five years and fines up to $15,000 each on conviction.
Young Barbara Renee Harrison's lifeless, beaten and drowned body was found in Goose Creek, near Milne's home in the township's North Dover section.
Milne claimed that he acted in self-defense after she brandished a knife during an argument. He reportedly did not confess sexually assaulting the girl, despite findings in the coroner's report. He was sentenced in 1987.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.