Defendant is free on $125K bail
Gregory Rittman, 50, of Howell Township, was Indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury this week on 12 counts of Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Lewdness, according to a statement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Rittman was arrested on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after authorities received a report from an employee at a McDonald’s that described lewd behavior witnessed by an 8-year-old juvenile, near the sink in the men’s bathroom of the restaurant. Rittman was charged with one count each of second degree Sexual Assault, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, fourth degree Lewdness and a disorderly persons charge of Harassment. He was released after posting $73,000 bail with no 10-percent option, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Teresa A. Kondrup-Coyle, J.S.C.
News of his arrest prompted additional victims to come forward and Rittman was arrested again in November. His bail set at $609,000 with no 10% option by Judge Linda Grasso Jones, J.S.C. Rittman’s bail was subsequently reduced to $125,000 by Judge Ronald Lee Reisner, J.S.C. He was released from the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on January 9, 2015 after posting the full amount.
Anyone with any information Rittman’s alleged crimes is urged to contact Patrolman James Cadigan, of the Wall Township Police Department, at 732-449-4500 ext. 1162 or Detective Carolina Moreno, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Bureau, at 732-431-7160.
If convicted of all charges, Rittman faces a possible 73 years in State Prison.