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CAPE MAY, NJ (JUNE 16, 2021)-- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland and Chief Paul Skill, of the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, announced the arrest today of Christopher Bezaire, 43, of Cape May for alleged cyber harassment of his former girlfriend. Bezaire, is a realtor and councilman in Cape May. The prosecutor's office said the investigation has been ongoing since May.

 

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From the press release; since May 2021, detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, with the assistance of detectives from the Middle Township Police Department, have been conducting an investigation into allegations of cyber harassment allegedly committed by Bezaire involving a former girlfriend. 

Bezaire was taken into custody today, June 16 without incident, and court-authorized search warrants were executed at his residence, in the 200 block of Windsor Avenue, and his place of employment, in the 500 block of Washington Street, in Cape May. 

As a result of this investigation, Bezaire was charged with invasion of privacy, third degree, cyber harassment, fourth degree, stalking, fourth degree, and contempt of court, fourth degree. Bezaire was prosecuted and lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Facility, pending court proceedings.  

Sutherland said individuals convicted of third-degree crimes can receive a sentence of three to five years in New Jersey State Prison and fourth-degree crimes can carry a sentence of up to 18 months in state prison. 

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation contact the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, High Technology Crimes Unit, at 609-465-1135, or report it anonymously through the Cape May County's Sheriff's Tip Line, at cmcsheriff.net, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers, 609-889-3597. 

The person named is innocent unless proven otherwise.

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