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SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY

LAW DIVISION, CRIMINAL PART


CAMDEN COUNTY
INDICTMENT NO. 13-08-2454-I
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
vs.
BRUCE ARISTEO,
Defendant.

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GRAND JURY
PROCEEDING

Place:

Camden County Hall of Justice


101 South Fifth Street
Camden, New Jersey 08102

Date:

August 7, 2013

BEFORE:
CAMDEN COUNTY GRAND JURY
TRANSCRIPT ORDERED BY:
BRUCE ARISTEO, PRO SE
1640 Nixon Drive, Ste. 272
Moorestown, NJ 08057
APPEARANCES:
TRACY A. COGAN, ESQ. (Assistant Camden County
Prosecutor)
Attorney for the State

Transcriber Anne Yowell


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Christopher Auletto

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MS. COGAN: The case I have is State versus


Bruce Aristeo. Its one count for your consideration.
Count one, the charge is Bruce Aristeo, on diverse
dates between the second day of January 2013 through
the fifteenth day of May, 2013, in the Township of
Voorhees, in the County of Camden, did purposefully or
knowingly engage in the course of conduct directed at
Jody Raines that would cause a reasonable person to
fear for their safety or the safety of a third person
or suffer other emotional distress. Thats contrary to
N.J.S. 2C:12-10b, stalking, fourth degree, and the
witness is Investigator Auletto.
C H R I S T O P H E R
A U L E T T O, STATES WITNESS,
SWORN
DIRECT EXAMINATION BY MS. COGAN:
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Good morning. Could you please state your
name and where you work for the record.
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Investigator Christopher Auletto from the Camden
County Prosecutors Office.
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Okay. And what unit are you assigned to?
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Domestic violence.
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And were you assigned to investigate charges
pending against a Bruce Aristeo?
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Yes.
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And you were actually the lead investigator

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on that case, correct?


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Yes.
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And as a result of that youve had an
opportunity to obtain and review police reports as well
as draft your own investigative summary and review
website posting and videos and blogs on the internet
and also take a detailed taped statement from Jody
Raines, correct?
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Yes.
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And as a result -- well specifically, you met
with Jody Raines and took a taped statement from her on
March 27, 2013, correct?
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Yes.
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And she advised you that she and Aristeo had
dated for approximately four months, correct?
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Yes.
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And she said that relationship started around
the beginning of November 2010, correct?
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Yes.
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And it ended in February 2011, correct?
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Yes.
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And Jody advised you that when they were
together Aristeo was interested in what she did for a
living, correct?
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Yes.

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And she advised you that what she does, she
works in the field of social media marketing, correct?
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Yes.
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And she told you that is where she helps
companies create websites, correct?
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Yes.
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And she helps ensure that those companies
websites are found online through the use of
appropriate key search words, correct?
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Yes.
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Via the internet, correct?
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Yes.
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And she also advised you that during the time
that she was dating Aristeo she had a home office, she
worked from her house, correct?
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Yes.
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And she said that she did let Aristeo help
her with some of her work projects, correct?
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Yes.
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Because he expressed an interest in doing
that and she let him do that, correct?
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Yes.
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And she told you that, Jody told you she
ended the dating relationship with Aristeo in February
of 2011, correct?

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Yes.
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And she told you that when she broke up with
Aristeo he was upset, correct?
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Yes.
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And she said he did contact her on a number
of occasions regarding the end of their relationship,
correct?
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Yes.
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And that contact, she indicated, was phone
calls, texting, and in person, correct?
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Yes.
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And Jody told you that Aristeo then filed a
civil lawsuit against her and her business, Webmark
Com, correct?
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Yes.
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And she thought that was sometime around the
end of February 2011, correct?
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Yes.
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And you had an opportunity to obtain court
filings and Aristeo filed that civil lawsuit against
Jody Raines and her business Webmark Com on March 7,
2011, correct?
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Yes.
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And you also learned that that lawsuit was
dismissed in Superior Court on September 19, 2011,

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correct?
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Yes.
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And Ms. Raines advised you that Aristeo filed
a second civil lawsuit against her and her business in
November of 2012, correct?
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Yes.
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And you determined from court filings that it
was filed November 29, 2012, correct?
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Yes.
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And that lawsuit was again dismissed by a
judge in Superior Court on March 13, 2013, correct?
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Yes.
Q
Now going back, Jody told you that on
November 5, 2012 she had received a phone call from a
friend of hers, correct?
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Yes.
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And that friend told her that Aristeo had
posted a video on YouTube and Facebook, correct?
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Yes.
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And Jody advised the video was entitled
Bandaid Justice, correct?
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Yes.
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And it was under the heading Bandaid Justice,
correct?
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Yes.

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And the video was called Day of Reckoning,
correct?
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Yes.
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And Jody advised you that Aristeo had also
posted a second video, correct?
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Yes.
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That she knew of and it was a video clip of a
man at a desk and a blond female, correct?
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Yes.
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And Jody told you that the woman asks a
question and the man is then seen jumping across the
desk and grabbing the woman by her throat and
strangling her, correct?
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Yes.
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Now you determined that there were twelve
videos posted on YouTube under the title Bandaid
Justice from November 5, 2012 through December 30,
2012, correct?
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Yes.
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And you had an opportunity to review those
postings, correct, those videos?
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Yes.
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And in them Bruce Aristeo is in them,
correct?
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Yes.

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He narrates them and he identifies himself,
correct?
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Yes.
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And you can see in some of them its his
head, correct, and hes seen talking on the video, and
then theres like clips interspersed, correct?
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Yes.
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Now Aristeo then posted thirteen additional
videos under this Bandaid Justice, correct?
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Yes.
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And they were posted January 2, 2013 and on,
correct?
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Yes.
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And again, Aristeo appears in all of the
videos and he names Jody Raines directly as well as her
business, correct?
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Yes.
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And now you, specifically with regard to the
first video, November 5, 2012, you reviewed that,
correct?
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Yes.
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And that shows Aristeos pet, correct?
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Yes.
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And he appears and he identifies himself,
correct?

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Yes.
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And he is heard saying, pay close attention
to what I have to say, correct?
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Yes.
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And hes narrating in the video, correct?
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Yes.
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And then theres copy that appears on the
screen, correct?
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Yes.
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And it indicates relationship lasted four
months, correct?
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Yes.
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And then the copy indicates dated and worked
with a woman, correct?
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Yes.
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And then Aristeo is heard speaking saying my
name is Bewho, the where is best described as a prison
vastly different from being a prisoner of my mind and
being in a prison, correct?
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Yes.
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And he goes on to say, the what is easy,
recently I set forth long awaited legal documents in
preparation for a bitter reckoning. Its also the
when, why, correct?
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Yes.

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And then he finishes saying aside from the
obvious motivations, simple because I can -- strike
that. Its aside from the obvious motivations for
justice its exceedingly simple because I can and that
only leaves us with the how and therein lies the
story. Correct?
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Yes.
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Now, you then also watched the video that
Jody referred to about the movie with the man and the
woman and the woman being strangled, correct?
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Yes.
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And that was posted on November 19, 2012,
correct?
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Yes.
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And that is, specifically theres music that
plays, correct?
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Yes.
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And its a song and the song lyrics say sit
there, let thoughts flood, the water is rising, all we
do is stand there, correct?
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Yes.
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And then Aristeo is heard, hes talking and
hes seen on the video, correct?
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Yes.
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And then theres a movie clip and the movie

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clip is from the movie In Glorious Bastards, correct?


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Yes.
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And what it is is the blond slender woman is
sitting in a chair across from a man who is dressed in
military uniform, correct?
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Yes.
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And the woman addresses this man in German,
correct?
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Yes.
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And theyre subtitled and it says What now,
Colonel? correct?
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Yes.
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And then the colonel is seen jumping across
the desk and grabbing the woman around her neck and
knocking her to the floor and strangling her, correct?
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Yes.
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And that, when you spoke to Jody, that clip
disturbed Jody, correct?
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Yes.
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And Jody, you obviously met Jody, and she is
also a slender blond woman, correct?
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Yes.
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Okay. Now on April 16, 2013 after you had
taken your statement from Jody, Aristeo began posting
videos on YouTube entitled Monkey Com Banana

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Strategies, correct?
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Yes.
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And he also created a website called Monkey
Com, correct?
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Yes.
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And you had an opportunity to review these
video blogs, correct?
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Yes.
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And there were a total of 163 video blogs
that Aristeo posted between April 16, 2013 and May 15,
2013, correct?
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Yes.
Q
And again, on this website Aristeo identifies
himself and he is heard narrating or seen in all of
these videos, correct?
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Yes.
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And in all of these he uses Jodys image,
correct?
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Yes.
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And specifically he has her face superimposed
or cut and pasted onto the face of a toy monkey
clapping symbols, correct?
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Yes.
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And he also uses Jodys name and her business
name, correct?

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Yes.
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And he states that his purpose in the videos
and the blogs is that he wants to use Monkey Com to
parody Jodys business website which was Webmark Com,
correct?
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Yes.
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Now on April 18th there is a video blog of
Aristeo critiquing Jodys blog that she posts on
Webmark Com, correct?
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Yes.
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And in it he insinuates that she is
psychotic, correct?
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Yes.
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He lists like the five signs of psychosis,
correct?
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Yes.
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And talks about how she suffers from these
symptoms, correct?
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Yes.
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And then on April 25, 2013 Aristeo posted a
video commercial for Ruberger Farms, correct?
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Yes.
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And in that video he has a copy of a video of
Jodys dog that is seen, the dog is seen running around
in Jodys backyard, correct?

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And her dog is a Belgian Malinois, correct?
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Yes.
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And Jody had advised she had purchased that
dog for protection, correct?
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Yes.
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After all of this started happening, correct?
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Yes.
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And she basically had put it on her site to
let it be known she had this large guard dog, correct?
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Yes.
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And so Aristeo had taken that video that she
has posted and put it in his own video commercial,
correct?
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Yes.
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And in that commercial Aristeo is basically
the star of that advertisement, correct?
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Yes.
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And it is for Belgian Malinois sausage
patties, correct?
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Yes.
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And he is seen in the video sitting down and
eating what he describes as Belgian Malinois or dog
sausage patties, correct?
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And he describes how tasty they are, correct?
Yes.
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And then he also posted on that date an outtake reel of him filming that advertisement, correct?
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Yes.
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And he is heard laughing at the video that he
is making, correct?
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Yes.
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And then on May 1, 2013 Aristeo posted a
video where he indicates that Jody is irrationally
upset regarding the Ruberger Farms video, correct?
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Yes.
Q
And he states that she is in need of mental
health help, correct?
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Yes.
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And you see Aristeo in that video, correct?
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Yes.
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And then he is heard in a mock interview with
himself, correct?
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Yes.
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And in this he is, its Aristeo responding to
questions where he describes first meeting Jody,
correct?
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Yes.
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And in this video he describes Jody as being
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sexually aggressive, correct?


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Yes.
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And he uses videos of animals on specifically
a rooster and a kitten, correct?
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Yes.
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And in the video hes heard saying when I
first met her I didnt tell her about Im the proud
owner of a large beautiful cock named Doodle, correct?
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Yes.
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And he goes on to state very few men keep
such an animal hidden. After we got to know each other
a bit I invited her over to dinner and after dinner we
sat down and watched a movie and thats when it
happened, correct?
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Yes.
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And Aristeo goes on to say she asked to see
my cock. Reluctantly I got up and let Doodle out and
right away he stood proud and tall and began puffing up
like most doodles do but Ms. Raines said, I never saw
cocks so big, and she wanted to hold him, correct?
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Yes.
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And then Aristeo goes on to say I got a
little nervous at first. I became concerned after she
started stroking his waddle. Then she wanted to taste
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leaped over and jumped on my Doodle. She had a real


grip on him and she said I love this cock, he is so
beautiful I just want to swallow him up. Correct?
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Yes.
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And it goes on from there where he keeps
describing this meeting and then he says what kind of
woman comes over for dinner and on a first date kisses
a mans cock and puts it in her mouth. Correct?
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Yes.
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And then he goes on later to say Raines is
obsessed -- Im sorry, this isnt a quote. He goes on
to say Raines is obsessed with his Doodle and she
invited him, Aristeo, over to her place to meet her
pussy butt kiss. Correct?
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Yes.
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And then on May 12, 2013 Aristeo posted a
video under the Monkey Com Banana Strategies website
where he explained that he will not move on and he will
not leave Jody alone, correct?
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Yes.
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And he states he will not stop and he will
not walk away, correct?
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Yes.
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Now you obviously had follow-up interviews
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correct?
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Yes.
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And she advised you these video postings, she
found them to be scary and disturbing to her, correct?
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Yes.
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And she also told you that in her taped
statement that she had installed an alarm system at her
house, she got a new computer, she had purchased her
dog, the Belgian Malinois, she got a new cell phone,
and she took an office job in the end of December 2012
because she was afraid to work from home anymore,
correct?
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Yes.
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Okay. Does anybody have any questions for
Investigator Auletto?
THE JUROR: Aristeo, does he work?
MS. COGAN: Im sorry. What was the
question?
THE JUROR: The defendant, Aristeo, does he
work?
THE WITNESS: He was trying to work out of
his home but his main focus it seemed, he was making
videos of the victim. He doesnt really have a job
that we know of.
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you could wait outside.


(Investigator Auletto leaves the courtroom.)
Okay. So again, the warrants for your
consideration is the violation of N.J.S. 2C:12-10b,
thats a fourth degree stalking. Are there any
questions about the law? Okay, I see no hands.
Im going to ask you to consider upgrading
this count to a violation of 2C:12-10c stalking third
degree and that would be the same, on diverse dates
between the second day of January 2013 through the
fifteenth day of May 2013 in the Township of Voorhees,
Bruce Aristeo did purposefully or knowingly engage in a
course of conduct directed at Jody Raines that would
cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or
the safety of a third person, or suffer other emotional
distress and did so in violation of an existing court
order prohibiting said behavior, to with, an indefinite
Temporary Restraining Order issued on August 2, 2012 by
the Honorable Nan S. Famular, a judge of the Superior
Court, in the matter of Jody Raines versus Bruce
Aristeo, Docket Number FV-04-004796-12b. And again,
the witness is Investigator Auletto.
(Investigator Auletto returns to the
courtroom.)
EXAMINATION BY MS. COGAN:

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Investigator Auletto, youre still under oath
in State versus Bruce Aristeo. And as part of your
work on that case you had an opportunity to obtain
court orders, correct?
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Yes.
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And specifically there were Orders issued on
August 12, 2012, December 6, 2012 and February 26,
2013, correct?
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Yes.
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And they were all issued under Docket Number
FV-04-001476-12b, correct?
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Yes.
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And they were issued by the Honorable Nan S.
Famular, a judge of the Superior Court, correct?
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Yes.
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And the Order of August 2, 2012, which Judge
Famular issued as an indefinite Temporary Restraining
Order, prevents Aristeo from having any form of contact
with Jody Raines, correct?
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Yes.
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And that Order was served on Bruce Aristeo on
August 2, 2012, correct?
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Yes.
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And then on December 6, 2012 Judge Famular
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Restraining Order, correct?


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Yes.
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And again under the same docket, FV-04001476-12b, correct?
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Yes.
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And that Order directed Aristeo to remove his
YouTube videos posted under Day of Reckoning and Bad
Day Justice, correct?
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Yes.
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And it also barred Aristeo from posting any
future videos on websites which referred to Jody Raines
directly or incorrectly, correct?
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Yes.
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That Amended Order was served on Aristeo on
December 6, 2012, correct?
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Yes.
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And then again on February 26, 2013 you
obtained another Order that was issued by Judge
Famular, correct?
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Yes.
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Under the same docket number, correct?
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Yes.
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And in that Order Judge Famular amended her
December 6, 2012 Order, correct?
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And in that she indicated that Aristeo only
had to remove videos where he referred to Jody
directly, correct?
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Yes.
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He was also told to stop producing and
posting future videos on public media sites that
referred to Jody directly, correct?
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Yes.
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And that Order was also served on Aristeo on
February 26, 2013, correct?
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Yes.
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And all of those Orders remain in effect as
of today, correct?
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Yes.
MS. COGAN: Okay. Does anybody have any
questions for Investigator Auletto based on that?
Okay. I see no hands.
So now Im asking to raise the count of the
indictment from a fourth degree stalking to a third
degree stalking in violation of N.J.S. 2C:12-10c third
degree, and that it was done in violation of an
indefinite Temporary Restraining Order. Does anybody
have any questions about the law? Okay. I see no
hands.
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CERTIFICATION
I, ANNE M. YOWELL, the assigned transcriber, do hereby
certify the foregoing transcript of proceedings dated
8/7/13, index numbers from 9:42:05 to 10:04:17 is
prepared to the best of my ability and in full
compliance with the current Transcript Format for
Judicial Proceedings and is a true and accurate
compressed transcript of the proceedings as recorded.

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