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Grand Jury Indicts Accused Nanny Cam Home Intruder

Shawn Custis is accused of breaking into a Millburn home and assaulting a woman as her daughter watched.

Shawn Custis, center, is walked out of Essex County Superior Court by Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Sgt. Marco Vulpi and Sheriff's officer Curtis Jones after being arraigned on July 2, 2013./AP Photo
Shawn Custis, center, is walked out of Essex County Superior Court by Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Sgt. Marco Vulpi and Sheriff's officer Curtis Jones after being arraigned on July 2, 2013./AP Photo

An Essex County Grand Jury has returned a seven count indictment charging Shawn Custis, 43, with the June 21, 2013 home invasion attack on a Millburn mother that was caught on a nanny cam, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Friday.

The Newark grand jury indicted Custis on one count of attempted murder, one count of first degree robbery, one count of second degree burglary, one count of third degree endangering the welfare of a child, one count of third degree criminal restraint, one count of third degree theft, and one count of second degree aggravated assault, according to Assistant Prosecutor Jamel Semper, who is handling the case.

He is accused of entering the woman’s Millburn home at approximately 10 a.m, where she was caring for her two young children. A video released by Millburn police shows Custis assaulting the woman as her daughter sat on the living room couch and an 18-month-old son was asleep upstairs.

The victim sustained a concussion, chipped teeth, an injured lip, facial swelling and leg injuries.

Custis pleaded not guilty to the charges in July.

Custis is being held on $750,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in the indictment on Feb. 28, before Superior Court Judge Peter J. Vazquez.

Custis, whose last know address was in Newark, was convicted 22 years ago of a similar incident in another quiet suburban town just outside of Philadelphia.

leo davenport February 01, 2014 at 09:51 AM
This savage thug should of never been allowed to roam freely in civilized society in the first place!
Michael Kinzig February 01, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Let him go..It's her fault for living where he can have access to her. Take her children away from her, too.
Michael Kinzig February 01, 2014 at 10:43 AM
The liberals should post his bail and let him finish the job.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk February 01, 2014 at 11:46 AM
The government should go house to house and confiscate all guns, that woman could have shot that black man. We got lucky this time. Next time the intruder may get shot.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk February 01, 2014 at 11:47 AM
it was not his fault, he ran out of food stamps
leo davenport February 01, 2014 at 11:56 AM
What is happening to our society? We give savages the same rights as civilized Europeans and Asians! We can not even go to shopping, we well be robbed and murdered by savages! Uncivilized savage thugs have more rights than we do! What ever happened to European civility, all we have now is African savagery!
stephen james February 01, 2014 at 04:12 PM
Hopefully he wil spend the rest of his life in prison and someone wil do the same to him, and hopefully he doesnt make it through the beating a fellow inmate should give him!

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