Middletown lifetime parolee accused of luring 14-year-old girl
A Middletown ex-convict, currently incarcerated for violating terms of lifetime parole supervision, is charged with luring a 14-year-old girl through social media.
Bryan W. Sanderson, 24, was charged August 18 for allegedly enticing the teen through Kik, according to the office of Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. The investigation has ensued for nearly a year, involving Monmouth and Union County detectives and the New Jersey State Parole Board.
If convicted of the second-degree charge of luring a juvenile, Sanderson would face five to 10 years in prison. He also faces two third-degree counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and a third-degree charge of violating lifetime parole supervision.
Sanderson was subjected to a motor vehicle stdop on September 9, 2015, in Union County, for allegedly having an expired car registration and for occupying a no-parking zone.
Police said that Sanderson and the teen were inside the car together, and that he was found to be subject to lifetime parole monitoring connected to a previous conviction. Police advised state parole officials, leading to the parole violation charge.
Further investigation yielded numerous images and videos considered to be child pornography on Sanderson's mobile phone, authortiies said.
Anyone with information regarding the case can reach Monmouth County Detective Michael Acquaviva, 732-431-7160, ext. 2233.
Information can be sent anonymously to the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential line, 1-800-671-4400; text "MONMOUTH" and the tip to 274367; or send word via email through the Monmouth Crime Stoppers page.
Sanderson is being transferred to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold from the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility in Bordentown, authorities said. He is represented by Ringwood attorney Michael C. Woyce. The state's case is under the direction of Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Ellyn Rajfer.
Criminal charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.