A resident of Mount Olive NJ is set to spend several months behind bars after pleading guilty to attempted criminal sexual contact in connection with an incident involving a 16-year-old female.
The suspect, a 26-year-old male employed as a construction worker in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, allegedly spotted the young victim walking along Route 46 in June 2015. The suspect reportedly rolled down the window on his Ford F-150 truck and asked the victim to get into the vehicle. He later stopped the pickup truck, exited the vehicle, and asked the young victim to get coffee with him.
The girl later called her mother and told her about the alarming incident. The victim’s mom then notified local police, prompting an investigation into the suspect.
The suspect was initially charged with the very serious sex crime of luring. The suspect eventually reached a plea deal with Morris County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of attempted criminal sexual contact.
When the suspect is formally sentenced on the criminal charges, he will probably receive a sentence of 180 days in the local county jail. Moreover, the suspect will likely be subject to Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements after he has been released from jail.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Admits He Invited Girl, 16, into Truck Hoping for Sex, Report Says.”