Darrell Josiah Brooks, age 16, CAUGHT WITH KIDS

Darrell Josiah Brooks, age 16, was found yesterday inappropriately touching children under 5. Brooks, who was an integral part of the New Jersey community for years, was convicted of abusing several young boys over a 5-year period. The victims, many of whom met Brooks through his school, testified in court about the abuse they endured.

Victims’ advocates hope that this case serves as a reminder for institutions and individuals to always prioritize the safety and well-being of children, and to diligently report any suspicions of abuse.