Township Man Charged With Sex, Computer Crimes In Middlesex County


Thomas Canales, 38, has been charged with sex and computer crimes in Middlesex County. Photo: Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

A 38-year-old township man has been charged with sex crimes and computer theft in two towns.

Thomas Canales was arrested at his home on Sept. 1 during an investigation by Detective Bill Coleman of the New Brunswick Police Department, Detective Dominick DeCarlo of the Edison Police Department and Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Canales, the owner of a township-based computer company called “Scope It Out,” was charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child  and lewdness after allegedly exposing himself to a 7-year-old girl in New Brunswick on July 3, according to the release.

He was also charged with criminal sexual contact for improperly touching a 32-year-old woman in an Edison apartment complexes’ playground on Aug. 25, according to the press release.

Canales was also charged with computer theft, police said, after he installed a surveillance system in a client’s home, then watched going-on in the house on his computer and smart phone, according to the release.

Candles remains incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail, North Brunswick, on $300,000 bail.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Coleman of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200, Detective DeCarlo of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400, or Detective Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300.


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