By: Yuritza Arroyo
Monmouth County authorities announced a Chatsworth man has been arrested and charged with seeking a sexual encounter with an underage girl.
According to officials, Hazleton Newman, 31, is charged with second-degree Luring, third-degree Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and fourth-degree Attempted Sexual Assault of a Minor.
Officials say an investigation revealed that Newman was attempting to set up a sexual encounter with who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl via electronic platforms and other forms of communication.
The investigation was a joint effort by members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Special Victims Bureau, along with members of the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
Newman remains detained in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) after being remanded by a Monmouth County Superior Court Judge.
Escandon during a hearing on Wednesday, January 25.