A 30–year-old Philadelphia man who believed he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl he met online, is facing luring charges, according to Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.
While Ebert Ray Nepomuceno thought he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl, he had actually been sending sexually explicit messages to an undercover detective working with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit.
Officials say when Nepomuceno drove over the bridge and arrived at the agreed location in Pennsauken, he was met and arrested by law enforcement officers.
According to authorities, digital devices that were in Nepomuceno’s possession were seized by detectives and taken to Camden County Prosecutor’s Office HTCU for analysis.
Police charged Ebert Ray Nepomuceno with second degree Luring, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Pennsauken Police Chief John Coffey. He was also charged with Attempted Criminal Sexual Contact and Attempted Sexual Assault with a minor.
Officials say Ebert Ray Nepomuceno, an employee of Campbell Soup, was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing. Under Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order he be detained or released with conditions.
These charges were the result of an investigation conducted by the High-Tech Crimes Unit of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations – Cherry Hill Office.
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office HTCU Detectives were assisted by members of the Camden County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Pennsauken Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.