Rochelle Park Man Arrested for Soliciting Sex from Underage Girls Online
By Travis Tormey posted in Sex Crimes on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A Rochelle Park borough man has been arrested for allegedly posting an online ad in which he offered to pay an underage girl for sex.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor, 26-year-old Michael T. Mullins posted ads on the Internet “seeking young females to engage in sexual acts” in exchange for money.
Undercover detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Task Force responded to one of Mr. Mullins’ posts. On August 9, the detectives arranged a meeting between Mr. Mullins and what he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. When Mr. Mullins showed up for the meeting, he was arrested.
Mr. Mullins stands accused of luring, attempted sexual assault, and attempted endangering the welfare of a child, in addition to other related crimes.
In New Jersey, luring is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6. As set forth by the statute, a person commits second degree luring if he attempts to entice another person who he believes to be a child to meet with the intent of committing a criminal offense against the child. If convicted of second degree luring, Mr. Mullins could be sentenced to up to ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, after being released from prison, Mr. Williams would be subject to Megan’s Law Registration.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Rochelle Park Man Posted Sex Ads for Underage Girls, Prosecutor Says.“