Cops warn about released NJ sex offender by going door-to-door
LITTLE EGG HARBOR — A joint law enforcement group took to the streets of Little Egg Harbor on Wednesday to personally deliver a Megan's Law notification.
The group included the Little Egg Harbor Police Department, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department. Chief Richard Buzby credited Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato for getting court approval for the unusual effort.
According to the Asbury Park Press, the notification was given for Christopher Wilson, who was arrested on Jan. 19 on charges that he offered a girl a video game system for sexual favors. Wilson is one of several defendants who have been able to stay out of jail under the state's new bail reform rules. White was already on the Megan's Law registry due to an incident in 2009 when he was underage.
Buzby said the information was given "to those most closely affected and is all that is available under the law." The information, he said, should help keep residents safe, but said parents should still be aware of other potential violators the department is not currently aware of.
"I realize that this matter has caused us all concern and want to personally commend the community for its responsible behavior and its steadfast support in this difficult situation," the chief added.
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