Former Middletown Cop Arrested For Child Sex Trafficking

James J. Keenan

A retired Middletown Police Officer was arrested in Hazlet on Wednesday, April 11, following an April 5 federal indictment for Sex Trafficking of a Child, Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Child and Attempted Enticement.

James J. Keenan, 47, formerly of Hazlet and currently a resident of Vancouver, WA, was indicted by a Portland, Oregon federal grand jury following a month long investigation by detectives of Beaverton, Oregon Police Department and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force.

His alleged victim is a Beaverton female child, according to Officer Jeremy Shaw, spokesman for the Beaverton PD.  Officer Shaw confirmed that Keenan is a former Middletown Police Officer.

Keenan joined the Middletown PD in 1990, two years after he graduated from Middletown High School North, according to his LinkedIn profile. He retired in 2016, according to Data Universe, with an annual pension of $79,876.

Keenan moved to Vancouver in 2017, He still owns a home on W. Susan Street in Hazlet, according to Monmouth County records.

Officer Shaw said that the investigation is ongoing and that the victim is being provided services to assist her recovery process.

Keenan is being transported to Oregon where he will be held in the custody of the Multnoma County Jail pending his legal proceedings, Shaw said.


Keenan is in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, according to Vinelink. He has a bond hearing in federal court, Trenton, at 2 p.m. on Monday April 16.

Posted: April 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments »

11 Comments on “Former Middletown Cop Arrested For Child Sex Trafficking”

  1. CROOKED COP said at 2:36 am on April 14th, 2018:

    Awwww. Maybe some more of your victims should speak up now. You have a history of this kind of conduct. All of those girls you creeped on trying to use that badge to get some. You’re a human trash bag and you sincerely deserve the worst that is coming to you.
    Good riddance. You are the reason people don’t trust the badge.

  2. Officer said at 6:17 am on April 14th, 2018:

    Way to make us look bad. You know the exact people you lock up, are the ones that A) know you and B) don’t like sexual predators.

    Here I am trying to get on a department full time….bozo

  3. Michael Prokop said at 9:02 am on April 14th, 2018:

    He should be held without bail and should receive life in prison, at least!! If they find out anyone died, he should get the death penalty!!

  4. Ofc said at 11:43 am on April 14th, 2018:

    Sh*t bag in blue…..Thankyou for making all of us look bad,you’re a waste of life!! Good news is karma is a b*tch and guess who they hate more than anything in prison…Your kind 🙂

  5. Middletown concerned resident said at 1:13 pm on April 14th, 2018:

    So this SCUMBAG harassed people for years and the department turned a blind eye … then you had JUDGE SCUM AG THOMPSON doling out fines and running lives probably with tickets the first scumbag falsely gave out … this whole department STINKS !!! I think it’s time for an investigation of the township and it’s police department! Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see and smell that things are not kosher !! Your gonna tell me that all those fellow clerks had no clue what that judge was doing and this dirtbags fellow officers?? Come now !! We are better this this as a SOCIETY AND DESERVE BETTER FOR WHAT WE PAY! 49 and retired making 80,000??!!! Really?

  6. Craft Beerz said at 4:05 pm on April 14th, 2018:

    You always seemed like a scumbag, James.

  7. Name (required) said at 11:32 pm on April 14th, 2018:

    Hope he gets skinhead cock shoved dowm his throat the rest of his pathetic days fuck this clown harassed me and me friends when we were kids makes alot of sense now

  8. Officer said at 6:03 am on April 15th, 2018:

    @Middletown Concered Resident I to was harasssed and still harassed by Middletown Cops. AS AN OFFICER. The department needs a re work, Judge Thompson is the worst good thing he’s on trial for corruption 👌🏻

  9. Dirty Hippie said at 6:03 pm on April 15th, 2018:

    The last paragraph that Art wrote above is not accurate. James Keenan is not, as I write these words, being transported to Oregon.

    According to VineLink.com, James Keenan is currently being held in the Monmouth County Jail.

    According to Pacer.gov, James Keenan will have a bail hearing here in New Jersey on April 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM before a US District Court judge.

  10. Art Gallagher said at 6:16 pm on April 15th, 2018:

    Thanks Dirty,

    That information was given to me by the Beverton Police spokesperson.

  11. Olaf said at 12:09 am on April 17th, 2018:

    Pedophiles should be hung by their necks. Pedophiles who hide behind the badge should be hung by their necks and shot with arrows.