Authorities in Egg Harbor Township say a man from Hammonton has been arrested for allegedly trying to meet a 15-year-old boy at a hotel for a sexual encounter.

However, according to police, the man was actually talking to a private group that tracks-down child predators.

Police say the incident happened this past Sunday evening when a, "report was made by two civilian complainants who operate a YouTube channel. The duo, pose as juveniles on the internet for the purpose of catching Child Predators."

During this instance the duo posed as a 15-year-old boy and made plans to meet up with an adult male at a local hotel for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. Once the male arrived at the hotel the duo recorded the interaction and confronted the male who ultimately fled in a vehicle.

The suspect was identified as 53-year-old Raymond Effinger, Jr., of Hammonton, who was arrested this past Wednesday.

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Effinger has been charged with luring and was being held in the Atlantic County Justice facility pending court appearances.

If convicted, he faces five to ten years in prison and a $150,000 fine.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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