MAYS LANDING — A Camden County man was charged with endangering and luring a 12-year-old Egg Harbor City girl, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.
Henry Merton, 23, of Laurel Springs, was charged with first-degree and third-degree endangering, as well as second-degree luring, the Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release.
The arrest stemmed from a long-term investigation by the prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit after the girl was lured online, the release states.
The Egg Harbor City Police Department assisted in the investigation.
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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.