Man Arrested in Union After Attempting to Lure Minor via Skout
The New Jersey State Police have arrested Felix Jimenez-Romero, 36, of Hyattsville, M.D., for allegedly attempting to lure a female minor for the purpose of having a sexual encounter.
According to authorities, on Feb. 7th a State Police detective posed as a 13-year-old minor 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.
Police charged Felix Jimenez-Romero with luring/enticing a minor, 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.