Former Byram councilman accused of planning to rape, kidnap, and torture woman and children.

A former Byram community leader is accused of plotting to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women and children. Byram Township police say Richard Meltz was

Byram Township police say Richard Meltz had plans

Byram Township police say Richard Meltz had plans to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women and children (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

BYRAM - A former Byram community leader is accused of plotting to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women and children.

Byram Township police say Richard Meltz was discussing his plans with co-conspirator Chris Asch, of New York, via email, phone calls, and meetings.

In a 23-page complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office, those conversations were highlighted, including details on potential victims.

Neighbors near Meltz's Ross Road home say they had no idea what kind of man was living next door.

Meltz is a former police officer and city councilman.

Byram Mayor Jim Oscovitch says he's shocked by the allegations.
 

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Former Byram councilman of plotting to kidnap, torture

Here is a link to the FBI and U.S. Attorney's charges against the Byram Township man accused of conspiring to kidnap, kill and rape women and children. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

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