LAUREL SPRINGS MAN CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING, LURING 12 YEAR-OLD GIRL


MAYS LANDING- A Laurel Springs man has been charged with endangering and luring, involving a 12 year-old girl, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Henry Merton

Henry Merton, 23, of Laurel Springs, is charged with the following:

Endangering (3rd degree)

Endangering (1st degree)

Luring (2nd degree)

Merton’s arrest stemmed from a long-term investigation by the ACPO Special Victims Unit, involving the online luring of a 12 year-old Egg Harbor City girl. Egg Harbor City Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Assistant Prosecutor David Ruffenach represents the state.

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***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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