A Middlesex County man has been arrested and charged for allegedly seeking a sexual encounter with an underage girl in exchange for cash.

64-year-old Martin Klose of Woodbridge is facing second-degree luring, second-degree sexual assault, and third-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child charges, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago.

An investigation revealed that "Klose was 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.

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Investigators are seeking additional information about Klose's activities. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Anthony Lacher at (800) 533-7443.

Anonymous tips may be submitted via Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 671-4400.

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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