A Westampton Township man has been arrested for luring and endangering the welfare of a child, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

Karl Vogt, 36, was charged with one count of third degree Luring, one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for debauching the morals of a child, one count of fourth degree Possession of Prohibited Weapon for possessing a firearms silencer, and one count of fourth degree Possession of a Prohibited Weapon for possessing a large capacity magazine.

The charges follow a month long investigation in which Vogt sent messages to a person he believed was a 14-year-old female high school student.

Karl Vogt, 36, of Rancocas Road in Westampton Township. (NJ DMV)

In those messages, Vogt planned to meet the 14-year-old and discussed engaging in sexual activity with the child.

Detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office learned Vogt resided in Westampton.

On August 27, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes Detectives from the Spring Lake Police Department, Hazlet Police Department, Ocean Township Police Department and Wall Police Department, Burlington County Prosecutor's Office Computer Crimes Unit, NJ State Police Digital Technologies Investigations Unit, the Westampton Police Department, and Freehold Township Police Department arrested Vogt and executed a search warrant at his residence.

During the search warrant officers located prohibited weapons.

If convicted of third degree charges, Vogt faces up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison, Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.

If convicted of fourth degree charges, Vogt faces 36 months in prison.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Detective Tiffany Lenart of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Dugan.

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