Sex offender faces new sexual assault, luring charges

By – Associated Press – Friday, March 15, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Authorities in New Jersey say a convicted sex offender lured a teenage girl to a boarding house and sexually assaulted her over a five-month period.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday that 42-year-old was charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and luring.

A message was left with a public defender listed for him.

Prosecutors say the 15-year-old girl was lured from southern New Jersey to East Orange. The victim’s mother discovered inappropriate text messages on the teenager’s iPad.

NJ reports was previously convicted of aggravated criminal sexual in 1996. He was released in 2009 after the court determined it wasn’t likely he’d commit another sex crime.

Officials say is being held at Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

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