JammedUp News

News

Former New Jersey Mayor Charged With Raping Six-Year-Old Child Relative Over 50 Times

August 14, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former New Jersey Mayor Charged With Raping Six-Year-Old Child Relative Over 50 Times

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

(Are You In a legal Jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman and Private Investigator on JammedUp)

A former mayor of Malboro, New Jersey who served prison time for taking $245,000 in bribes from a developer has reportedly pleaded guilty to much more serious offenses.

Matthew V. Scannapieco, 71, who served as Marlboro’s mayor from 1992 to 2003, pleaded guilty in May to the repeated sexual abuse of a child, first-degree rape and unlawful sexual contact in the first degree, the Asbury Park Press reported.

After the mother of the victim reported the incident to police, Scannapieco admitted to detectives the sexual acts occurred between 2006 and 2008, and that he had sexual contact with the female relative between 50 and 60 times when she was a child, the newspaper reported.

In 2005, Scannapieco was sentenced to serve 21 months in prison for taking about $245,000 in bribes from a developer to push multiple projects through the Marlboro’s planning board.

Scannapieco’s sketchy past includes collecting bribes for the then-mayor to push multiple projects through the township’s planning board.

Scannapieco then turned around and ratted on three developers who were being prosecuted, including Anthony Spalliero, who had admitting paying the then-mayor thousands of dollars, according to NJ.com.

Republican party presidential candidate Chris Christie, who at the time was U.S. States Attorney in Newark, called Scannapieco ‘one of the most glaring examples of public corruption.’

Get the latest news from the world of crime