South Jersey Man Offered to Pay $1,000 to Have Sex With Underage Girls, Cops Say
LUMBERTON — A 25-year-old township man has been accused of sexting with young girls and offering to pay them $1,000 for sex.
Jonathan C. Tyler was charged Wednesday with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and a count of attempting to endanger the welfare of a child.
Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said Tyler engaged in the explicit conversations in June and August, asking the girls to send him nude pictures.
Investigators obtained a warrant to confiscate his phone and found images of nude pre-pubescent girls on the phone, officials claim.
Investigators were working on a tip submitted by the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.
His bail was set at $50,000 with no 10 percent option.
It was not clear Thursday evening whether Tyler had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.