Brother of ‘Megan’ Killer Arrested
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) _ The brother of the man who raped and killed Megan Kanka _ a crime which led to ``Megan’s Laws″ across the country that require sexual offenders to register with police _ was arrested Wednesday for sexually assaulting two girls, authorities said.
Prosecutor Robert Corbin said Paul Timmendequas, 34, was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.
Corbin said one of the alleged victims was between 10 and 12, while the other was between 13 and 15. He said the older of the two girls was in Timmendequas’ care. Authorities do not believe either girl is related to Timmendequas.
The assaults allegedly took place about an hour apart Monday sometime before dawn.
Timmendequas could face a maximum sentence of 40 years if convicted.
The Associated Press was unable to contact his attorney Wednesday night because it wasn’t immediately clear if he had legal representation yet.
Timmendequas was being held on a $200,000 bond at the Middlesex County Correction Center. He was to be arraigned Thursday.
Timmendequas is the younger brother of Jesse Timmendequas, who was convicted May 30 of luring 7-year-old Megan Kanka into his home and raping and killing her. He was sentenced to death.
The crime led Megan’s parents to campaign for protections against sexual predators, resulting in versions of ``Megan’s Law″ in New Jersey and across the country.
The laws require released sexual offenders to register with police and for neighbors to be notified when any still considered dangerous move into their communities.