Police in Parsippany NJ are looking for a man who allegedly tried to lure a teenage girl into his SUV.
According to police, the 15-year-old victim was jogging near Maple Lane in Parsippany when the suspect drove by her in a black van. Police indicated that the vehicle had Pennsylvania license plates and a red bumper sticker.
The victim told police that the driver silently followed her for a sometime before asking her to get in the vehicle. When the girl declined, the driver reportedly followed her for a few more houses before driving away
The victim reported the incident to police shortly afterwards.
Police released a description of the suspect: he is a middle-aged male who wore glasses and a button-up shirt with a collar at the time of the incident.
In New Jersey, prosecutors do not hesitate to seek maximum punishments for sex offense cases involving minors. N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6 classifies luring as a second degree offense, which means that anyone convicted of the felony can be sentenced to between five and 10 years in NJ State Prison. Beyond that, a luring conviction can also result in the offender being required to register as a sex offender.
Authorities have requested that anyone with information about the incident get in touch with Parsippany police at 973-263-4300.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “Parsippany Cops: Man Tried to Get Teen Girl into His Van.”
If you are facing luring or enticement charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.