LEH Megan’s Law registrant accused of under-age sex attempt
A Little Egg Harbor man, who was not yet of legal age when he was required to register under Megan's Law, is accused of trying to induce an under-age girl into a sexual encounter.
Christopher Wilson, 20, was arrested January 19 as a result of a probe that began in December 2016, according to the office of Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.
Wilson was ordered to register under Megan's Law in 2009, based on a Juvenile Delinquency complaint, authorities said.
County Special Victims Unit Detective Stephanie Bayha and Little Egg Harbor PD Detective Joel Mahr allege that Wilson offered a gaming system to his intended victim in return for sex.
Information from the Prosecutor's Office did not indicate where, or when, the incident or incidents occurred.
Wilson faces a second-degree charge of attempted sexual assault, and a third-degree count of endangering the welfare of a child.
A judge invoked Nicole's Law, ordering Wilson to have no contact with the girl, and remanded him to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River to await court proceedings.
Bail reform laws that took effect January 1 eliminate monetary bail. Judges determine whether a defendant is released.
Charges are allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.