FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2019
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Public Information Bureau (609) 882-2000
Major Brian Polite - ext. 6514
Lt. Theodore Schafer - ext. 6515
SFC Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Sgt. Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531
Tpr. Alejandro Goez - ext. 6527
Tpr. Charles Marchan - ext. 6513
Union Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Felix Jimenez-Romero, 36, of Hyattsville, M.D., for allegedly attempting to lure a 13-year-old girl for the purpose of having a sexual encounter.
On Thursday, February 7, a State Police detective posed as a 13-year-old girl and communicated with Jimenez-Romero using Skout, which is an online application. Detectives allege that Jimenez-Romero, knowing the victim’s age, suggested a meeting and offered compensation in exchange for sex.
During the undercover operation, detectives arranged a meeting with Jimenez-Romero at a diner in Union Township, Union County later that evening. When Jimenez-Romero arrived at the parking lot of the diner, detectives placed him under arrest.
Felix Jimenez-Romero was charged with luring/enticing a child, promoting prostitution of a minor, and attempted sexual assault. He was lodged in Union County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.
The case will be prosecuted by the Division of Criminal Justice.
Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.
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