A 26-year-old Rochelle Park NJ man was arrested for allegedly posting an online ad offering to pay an underage girl for sex.
According to the Bergen County prosecutor, Michael T. Mullins posted ads on the Internet “seeking young females to engage in sexual acts” in exchange for cash.
Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Task Force posed as an underage girl and responded to one of Mr. Mullins’ online posts. The detectives arranged a meeting between Mr. Mullins and what he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. When Mr. Mullins showed up, he was arrested.
Mr. Mullins has been charged with luring, attempted sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child, in addition to other related crimes.
In New Jersey, luring is a very serious offense. The crime is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6, which stipulates that 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 Mr. Mullins is convicted of second degree luring, he faces as many as ten (10) years in state prison. Beyond that, upon release from prison, Mr. Williams would be required to register as a sex offender in accordance with Megan’s Law.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Rochelle Park Man Posted Sex Ads for Underage Girls, Prosecutor Says.”