Atlantic County Man Convicted of 34 Counts of Sexual Assault to be Sentenced Thursday

Brian Killion was convicted of assaults throughout southern New Jersey.

Brian Killion will be sentenced Thursday morning. (Photo provided by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office)
Brian Killion will be sentenced Thursday morning. (Photo provided by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office)
An Atlantic County man who has been convicted on 34 counts of sexual assault against five boys throughout southern New Jersey will be sentenced on Thursday morning, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain announced on Tuesday.

Brian Killion, 41, of Absecon, will be sentenced Thursday morning, March 27 before Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. in Mays Landing, 11 a.m.

Killion was convicted in September on seven counts of aggravated sexual assault; 10 counts of sexual assault; 13 counts of endangering the welfare of a child; three counts of promoting obscene material for persons under 18; and one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact.

He was arrested on July 14, 2010, following an investigation into alleged assaults of boys on camping trips in Atlantic and Burlington counties, as well as his home in Absecon, the homes of the victims and other locations throughout southern New Jersey.

The victims ranged in age between 11 and 15 years old, and he assaulted his oldest victim while serving as a Boy Scout master.

The camping trips took place at Bass River State Park in Burlington County in June of 2010, where he assaulted two boys who were in his care, and Belleplain Park, where he assaulted another boy in his care between June of 2007 and September of 2009.

He was found guilty of assaulting another victim at his home, and the victim’s Camden County home between 2004 and 2008.

He was convicted of assaulting a fifth victim between April of 1997 and September of 1999 in Killion’s home and his truck while it was parked in the Absecon Marshes.

Aggravated sexual assault is first-degree a crime that carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 20 years and a $200,000 fine. Crimes of the second-degree, such as endangering the welfare of a child, carry a state prison term of up to 10 years and up to a $150,000 fine.


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