2019 News Release

February 19, 2019

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State Police Arrest Man for Attempting to Lure a 13-Year-Old Girl via Online Application

Union Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Felix Jimenez-Romero, 36, of Hyattsville, M.D., for allegedly attempting to lure a 13-year-old girl for the purpose of having a sexual encounter.

On Thursday, February 7, a State Police detective posed as a 13-year-old girl and communicated with Jimenez-Romero using Skout, which is an online application. Detectives allege that Jimenez-Romero, knowing the victim’s age, suggested a meeting and offered compensation in exchange for sex.

During the undercover operation, detectives arranged a meeting with Jimenez-Romero at a diner in Union Township, Union County later that evening. When Jimenez-Romero arrived at the parking lot of the diner, detectives placed him under arrest.

Felix Jimenez-Romero was charged with luring/enticing a child, promoting prostitution of a minor, and attempted sexual assault. He was lodged in Union County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.

The case will be prosecuted by the Division of Criminal Justice.

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Photo of Felix  Jimenez-Romero

Felix Jimenez-Romero

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