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Man sentenced for sexually abusing 15-year-old at Warren County camp

HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Morris County man was sentenced Wednesday for sexually abusing a 15-year-old at a Warren County camp, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

Colin Skeele, 37, of Florham Park, was sentenced on Nov. 15 to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison for sexually abusing a camper at Boy Scouts of America NoBeBoSco in Hardwick Township, authorities said.

Skeele began a sexual relationship with a counselor-in-training at the camp when the camper was 15-years-old and Skeele was 26-years-old, the prosecutor’s office said.

On numerous occasions, Skeele engaged in various sex acts with the camper while working the medical tent at the camp, authorities said.

Skeele was charged and ultimately plead guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, the prosecutor’s office said.

He was previously convicted of similar conduct in Sussex County in 2020.

Skeele is currently serving 180 months in prison for his role in producing images of child sexual abuse.

According to documents filed in that case and statements made in court, Skeele previously worked as a counselor at a boys’ summer camp in Hardwick township and as a teacher at parochial schools in Boonton, and Stirling.

In 2011, Skeele became Facebook friends with a boy that Skeele met while working as a counselor at a boys’ summer camp. In Facebook messages with the minor, Skeele offered to pay money for the minor to take sexually explicit photographs to send to Skeele. In one instance, Skeele paid the boy approximately $100 to send nude images of himself. Skeele later sent at least one pornographic image of that minor to another minor that had also attended the summer camp.

On multiple occasions between 2012 and 2014, Skeele communicated online with individuals located in the Philippines to purchase live child sexual abuse shows, which Skeele directed and viewed in real time via an online video and chat service. Instant messages obtained during the investigation revealed that Skeele used an online fund transfer service to purchase live sexual abuse videos of young children.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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