07/10/2019 State v. Larry Bostic: Guilty Verdict after Trial by Jury

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces the following:

On July 9, 2019, Larry Bostic, 67, of Vineland, NJ, was convicted by a Cumberland County Jury during the third week of trial before the Honorable Robert G. Malestein, J.S.C.  The jury found Bostic guilty of five (5) counts of Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(1) and five (5) counts of Fourth Degree Invasion of Privacy, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9b.

Bostic, the owner of Cool Breeze Ice Cream located at 312 West Landis Avenue in Vineland, secretly recorded several juvenile female employees inside of an employee changing room at the business in June of 2017.  Bostic made the victims wear a uniform skirt to work and told them they were not allowed to take the uniforms home, so the victims had to change at the business.

At the time of sentencing, Bostic faces a minimum of five (5) years up to a maximum of ten (10) years on the each count of the Endangering the Welfare of Child charges and up to a maximum of eighteen (18) months on each count of the Invasion of Privacy charges. Additionally, Bostic faces possible consecutive sentences on each count for each separate victim.  Bostic will also be subject to the registration requirements pursuant to Megan’s Law and be subject to Parole Supervision for Life upon his release from incarceration.   Bostic was remanded to the Cumberland County Jail pending sentencing in this matter, which will be scheduled upon completion of Bostic’s evaluation at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

The investigation was conducted by the City of Vineland Police Department.  The matter was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Rosina Rachuba.  Nathan Perry, Esquire, represented the defendant.

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