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N.J. man charged with kidnapping, assault and burglaries in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Brian Session, 47, of East Orange was arrested Friday on numerous charges related to an alleged kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault that occurred in Morristown on Thursday as well as a string of alleged residential burglaries that occurred in Morristown in November and December 2017, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Morristown Bureau of Police Chief Peter Demnitz.

On Thursday, during the early afternoon, the Morristown Bureau of Police responded to an apartment building on a report of a sexual assault.  The investigation subsequently revealed that an adult female returned home from shopping and came upon an unknown male in her apartment. During the course of the interaction between the two, the male demanded an ATM pin number for a credit card and broke various electronics belonging to the victim.  The victim was allegedly attacked with a taser, forcibly bound and was ultimately sexually assaulted.  After the assault, the male left the victim’s apartment, taking an amount of cash and a credit card from the victim.  The victim was able to subsequently free herself, escape and notify police.

Detectives were able to obtain a description of the male assailant from the victim.  They were also able to obtain surveillance footage depicting a male fitting the actor’s description.  The surveillance footage captured this male in the area of the incident around the time of these crimes.  Surveillance footage also captured a vehicle with distinctive characteristics around the time of this incident that was suspected to be involved.

As a result of this investigation, Session was identified as a potential suspect. He was known to operate a vehicle fitting the description of the vehicle captured on surveillance footage.  It was also determined that a cellular phone believed to be utilized by Session was in the Morristown area around the time of this incident.  During subsequent searches related to the investigation, various additional items of evidence were recovered that linked Session to this crime, including a taser, and an article of clothing consistent with the clothing worn by the actor.

Session was ultimately charged with various crimes related to the Thursday incident, including first-degree kidnapping, multiple counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree counts of sexual assault, burglary and robbery, as well as third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and fourth-degree theft by unlawful taking.

Session was also charged for his involvement in a string of residential burglaries that had occurred in November and December 2017.  These residential burglaries are alleged to have occurred at various apartments within 12 Ridgedale Avenue and 34 Hill Street.

The Ridgedale Avenue burglaries are alleged to have occurred on or about November 15th and/or 16th, 2017 and involved the forcible entry into numerous apartments.  At some of these locations, items were stolen from the apartments, while others involved only attempts to enter the apartment.  In total, Session has been charged with three three counts of third-degree burglary, third-degree theft by unlawful taking, fourth-degree theft by unlawful taking, and three counts of third-degree attempted burglary.

The Hill Street burglaries are alleged to have occurred on or about December 5, 2017 and also involved the forcible entry into two apartments.  At each of the locations, items were stolen from the apartments. Session has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, and two counts of third-degree theft by unlawful taking.

Session was charged Saturday and was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook