Accused Child Sex Trafficker, An Ex Middletown Cop, Released To His Mother’s Custody

James Keenan and his mother, Katherine Fowlie, December 2015. social media photo

James J. Keenan, 47, the retired Middletown Police Officer arrested on federal child sex trafficking charges last week, was released to the custody of his mother, Katherine Fowlie, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovani on Monday afternoon during a bond hearing in Trenton Federal Court.

Fowlie is the widow of former Middletown Police Chief William Fowlie, Keenan’s step-father.

Keenan and Fowlie co-signed a $50,000 unsecured bond as a condition of the release.  Additionally, Keenan is subject to 24 hour per day home confinement with electronic monitoring, is prohibited from having unsupervised contact with minor children, must refrain from using alcohol or drugs, be tested for substance abuse, and must restrict his travel–as approved by pre-trail services– to the State of New Jersey and the District of Oregon for Court Purposes. His computer usage is restricted and he surrendered his passport.

Keenan was indicted by a Oregon Federal Grand Jury for Child Sex Trafficking, Attempted Child Sex Trafficking and Attempted Enticement on April 5, 2018.   He is accused of knowingly inducing a 17 year old Beaverton, Oregon female to engage in a commercial sex act on March 9 and attempting to repeat the offense of March 20.

On March 30, after being questioned by authorities regarding his activities with the 17 year old girl, Keenan fled his Vancouver, Washington home, for Hazlet where he own a home on W. Susan Street.  He was arrested in Hazlet on April 11.


Former Middletown Cop Arrested For Child Sex Trafficking

Retired Middletown Cop Fled After Being Questioned About Child Sex Trafficking Activity


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Posted: April 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Accused Child Sex Trafficker, An Ex Middletown Cop, Released To His Mother’s Custody”

  1. Outraged Middletown Resident said at 7:40 am on April 17th, 2018:

    Wow! I’m appalled ! Shame on EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING THAT LET THIS SCUM GET BAIL! This is exactly what it wrong with society today! A GROWN MAN … A FORMER COP NONETHELESS TRAFFICKS/SOLICITES A CHILD FOR SEX AND GET BAIL! Meanwhile if it were ANY other EVERYDAY citizen they would rot until trial started. This disgusting man has been doing this for years! ESP. When he wore the badge and runs home to jersey to be protected and his little mommies arms … THIS IS AN OUTRAGE !! Everyone should keep there eye out for this SNEAKY PERVERT! No CHILD IS SAFE AROUND THIS CREEP! Shame on the judge for granting this disgraceful man bail and SHAME ON ANYONE THAT DEFENDS THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE! The countless lives this SCUM RUINED WHILE WORKING IN MIDDLETOWN AND NOW IN OREGON! I hope ALL HIS VICTIMS COME OUT PF THE WOOD WORK AND TELL THERE PERSONAL STORIES!!!

  2. Just Curious OMR said at 8:38 am on April 17th, 2018:

    Why didn’t you tell your story before now? Either you are full of crap, or you are responsible for letting a slimeball continue to operate because of your silence. Either way, you are as big a low life as Keenan.

  3. Who said said at 10:55 am on April 17th, 2018:

    you “can’t go home again?” Interesting how the system “works.” Hope the sicko doesn’t flip out on the poor mom, and get out there again…

  4. Kathie hates cops said at 5:30 pm on April 18th, 2018:

    Only $50,000?! He’s an already proven flight risk. Meanwhile a black kid in redbank gets 100,000 bail for a little weed. These are the sick fucks with armored vehicles. Say it slowly … Child sex trafficking. WTF middletown?

  5. Great editing said at 4:07 pm on April 19th, 2018:

    going on here lately. Where ya at?

  6. John Doe said at 2:09 am on April 20th, 2018:

    20 W Susan according to google.

  7. Dirty Hippie said at 5:43 am on April 20th, 2018:

    Kathie, James Keenan’s bond was unsecured. That means he paid nothing before he was released. His mother will have to pay that $50,000 only if Keenan does not show up in court when he should. The only costs Keenan will have to pay are for up front are the cost of his monitoring. (He will be wearing an ankle monitor while he is under house arrest.)