Internet masquerade over for Little Egg Megan’s Law offender
Cruising social media as Christopher Lewis might have worked for a while, but a Megan's Law offender in Little Egg Harbor now runs the risk of lengthy time behind bars.
Michael Christ Wenk, 40, was charged Wednesday night with violating conditions of lifetime parole supervision, according to the office of Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.
Wenk was apprehended at home by state and county authorities, after tips surfaced on New Jersey's Offender Watch tip line and the Prosecutor's Facebook page, authorities said.
According to New Jersey State Police files, Wenk was convicted in Ocean County of sexual assault against a juvenile female in April, 2008.
State Parole Officer Joseph Riaves and County Megan's Unit Detectives John Argento and Michael LePore oversaw Wenk's transfer to the Ocean County Jail, in accord with his parole terms.
A source familiar with the case added that it is Wenk's second violation, opening the possibility of an extended prison term.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Megan's Unit retains state parole officers permanently, for pursuit and oversight of child predators. Anyone aware of Megan's Law violations can forward information anonymously at 732-929-2027, ext. 2903, or through the New Jersey State Police Offenders Watch Tip Line.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.