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Woodbridge Resident Charged with Attempting to Setup Sexual Encounter with Minor

Monmouth County

By: Richard L. Smith 

Middlesex County man has been arrested and charged with seeking a sexual encounter with an underage girl in exchange for cash, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Thursday.

Authorities said Mr. Martin Klose, 64, of Woodbridge is charged with second-degree Luring, second-degree Sexual Assault, and third-degree Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

An investigation by members of the MCPO Special Victims Bureau and High Tech Bureau revealed that Klosewas attempting to set up a sexual encounter with an individual he believed to be a 14-year-old girl via the Internet. 

Klose was taken into custody without incident earlier this week. 

Investigators are also seeking additional information about Klose’s activities.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Anthony Lacher at 800-533-7443.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400.