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Man Arrested for Lewdness at High School Evacuation Shelter Saturday

Keansburg man charged on Saturday night for exposing himself to a child less than 13 years old

A Keansburg man was arrested at the Holmdel High School Evacuation Center on Saturday night and was charged with lewdness, a fourth degree crime. 

Muhammed Ikram, 32, of 18 Seaview Ave. in Keansburg is alleged to have deliberately exposed his genitals to a child under the age of 13 around 10:30 p.m. on August 27, said Holmdel Det. Louis Torres. The girl and her mother reported it to police at the site. 

Ikram was taken to Holmdel Police Headquarters and processed before being taken to Monmouth County Correctional Institution at midnight.

Ikram was released on $5,000 bail Tuesday, August 30, according to a court spokeswoman. 

Lewdness is a fourth degree crime and carries the potential for 18 months in jail and a fine. 

Torres said that Ikram was not known to be a registered sex offender. 

Security at the shelter was the responsibility of the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office. Throughout the weekend the center was staffed with at least three uniformed sheriff's officers, said Det. Torres.

Holmdel Police Chief John Mioduszewski was at the site frequently over the weekend, and lent members of his force there who were not needed elsewhere in the township. At the time of the incident there were two Holmdel police officers at the site.  

The shelter was also staffed by a multitude of community volunteers from the Holmdel Office of Emergency Management, The Salvation Army, Monmouth County Health Department, Red Cross personnel, volunteer nurses, township officials as well as the school janitorial staff. 

Anyone in need of shelter was accepted at the site. At its peak, there were more than 650 beds available. Upon entry, they were greeted by a uniformed Red Cross employee for an interview, asked to show identification and fill out a form. 

Holmdel police said there were no other criminal incidents reported at the center during the shelter operation, which ran from Friday, Aug. 26 - Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. 

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