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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

NJ - Sex Offender In Custody After Two Failed Abduction Attempts In Lakewood

Lakewood, NJ - A Jackson, New Jersey man who was convicted as Megan’s Law Offender several years ago, is in police custody this afternoon after allegedly attempting to lure two Orthodox Lakewood girls into his car early this morning.

Lakewood police have confirmed that 29 year old Nicholas Ravioli has been transported to the Ocean County Jail after being charged with two counts of Second Degree Luring and two counts of Third Degree Child Endangerment.  Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels set bail in the amount of $300,000, Full No 10%.

The first attempted luring was originally reported this morning on The Lakewood Scoop, with the father of the 14 year old high school girl describing the alleged lurer as approximately 25 to 30 years of age and either balding or with very short hair.

“A guy in a black pickup truck just drove up to my high-school aged daughter on the corner of 14th Street and Pinemere Avenue and told her to ‘get in the truck’.”

The girl ran home and alerted her mother, who contacted local authorities at approximately 8 AM, with Officer Robert Meyer responding to the call.

A second similar incident was reported a short time later, this time involving a 15 year old female resident of Kimberly Drive.  While the incident was being reported to police, Officer Meyer located a vehicle matching the girl’s description near Hope Chapel Road and Country Club Drive.

Lakewood Police stopped the 2000 Nissan Frontier and once a positive identification was made, the suspect was taken to Lakewood Police Headquarters for questioning, where he was found to have been convicted in nearby Jackson as a Megan’s Law Offender in 2006.

There is the potential for additional victims in this case. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lakewood Police Department are encouraging any other victims to contact either the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at 732-929-2027 or the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200. 

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