MAYS LANDING –A Port Republic man was detained at the Atlantic County Justice Facility on Thursday, December
20, 2017, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Brian McSee, 53, of Port Republic, was detained at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, following a detention hearing before Judge John R. Rauh on Thursday morning.
The New Jersey State Police arrested McSee, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, for allegedly sexually assaulting an underage male student. McSee was charged with sexual assault, official misconduct, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.
During a week-long investigation, troopers discovered that McSee was the victim’s 7th and 8th grade choir teacher at Port Republic Elementary School. He also served as choir director at the victim’s parish, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
Detectives from Tuckerton Station determined that McSee had been having some form of sexual contact with the juvenile victim twice a week for the past three years.
“Given the close proximity of the residences of the victim and the defendant and the fact that the defendant had entered the victim’s home uninvited on December 2, 2017, it is important to ensure the juvenile victim’s safety as well as the public and that the defendant be detained, pending further court proceedings,” said Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer who represents the state in the matter.
If anyone has any information regarding inappropriate behavior or interactions with Brian McSee, please contact the Tuckerton Station Detective Bureau at 609-296-5807.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.