Absecon man gets 85 years for sexual assaults on 5 boys

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HAMILTON TOWNSHP – A former Absecon scoutmaster will most likely spend the rest of his life in jail, following his sentencing on March 27 for his conviction of sexually assault five boys over several years.

Brian E. Killion, 41, of the 600 block of North Shore Road was sentenced in Atlantic County Superior Court to 85 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting the boys, endangering the welfare of children, possessing and manufacturing child pornography, and showing pornography to children.

The assaults occurred in Atlantic, Burlington and Cape May counties.

Killion will have to serve nearly 64 years before he is eligible for parole, according to the No Early Release Act regulations. He will be 104 before he is eligible for parole.

The investigation by the Atlantic County and Burlington County prosecutor’s offices, the New Jersey State Police, the Absecon Police Department and the FBI began in 2010 when one of his victims reported an assault, McClain said.

Investigators identified four more child victims of sexual assault in crimes that dated to 1997.

Police executed a search warrant at Killion’s home on July 14, 2010 and seized digital media containing child pornography.

Killion was arrested as a result of their findings.

A Jury convicted Killion 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, following a three-week trial that ended Sept. 19, 2013.

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Pam D’Arcy alleged Killion had sexually assaulted the boys, ages 11-15, from 1997-2010.

The assaults occurred during camping trips to state parks in Burlington and Cape May counties, at his home, at their homes and in his vehicle while parked in the Absecon marshes.

He encountered one victim while in his role as a Boy Scouts of America scoutmaster.

D’Arcy said Killion presented an ongoing danger to the public.

“All five victims want two things: closure and justice,” she said. “The defendant took their childhoods, took their innocence, so there can be no justice…there can only be punishment.”

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 the evidence was overwhelming and that he was convinced Killion would “commit again if given the opportunity.

Because of the No Early Release Act, Killion must serve 63 years, 9 months before he is eligible for parole. Killion wout be 104 years old at that point.

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