An Oklahoma man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges he was traveling from Oklahoma to New Jersey, "to meet two men who had offered him access to two underage girls for sex."

State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal says in reality the man had been dealing with undercover New Jersey State Police and members of US Homeland Security.

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Aaron D. Craiger, 34, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has been indicted on these charges:

  • Conspiracy to Commit Human Trafficking (1st Degree)
  • Luring/Enticing a Child (2nd Degree)
  • Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault (Two Counts, 2nd Degree)
  • Attempted Impairing/Debauching the Morals of a Child (Two Counts, 3rd Degree)
  • Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (2nd Degree)
  • Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material (3rd Degree)

The Attorney General's office says Craiger was arrested on March 18th at a motel in Atlantic City where he was staying after traveling by bus from Oklahoma.

"He allegedly planned to meet the two men that day so he could sexually assault the underage victims. Craiger allegedly believed that one of the men would bring his 12-year-old daughter for sex, and the second man would bring his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter. Craiger had condoms with him, as well as a small amount of marijuana, which he allegedly said he wanted to smoke with the girls. In text exchanges with the undercover detectives, Craiger allegedly detailed the sexual acts he wanted to perform with the girls. He allegedly sent them child sexual abuse material, and child sexual abuse material was found on his phone when he was arrested."

Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, had this to say: “Craiger allegedly went to great lengths to sexually assault two young girls, but law enforcement will go to greater lengths to apprehend dangerous child predators and ensure that they are held accountable for their crimes. We remain committed to working with our partners in law enforcement, educational institutions, and our communities to protect New Jersey’s children.”

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