Federal authorities say a man from Manalapan has admitted to using online chat applications to entice an adolescent to engage in prohibited sexual activity.

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30-year-old Angelo N. Curato pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of online enticement of a minor, according to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger.

From February 2017 through June 2017, Curato used online chat applications to misrepresent his identity and entice or coerce an adolescent to engage in prohibited sexual activity, knowing that the victim was under the age of 18.

The online enticement charge carries a prison term of 10 years to life and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 29th.

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