Mount. Holly man accused of offering girls alcohol for sex

A Mount Holly man is accused of trying to get an underage girl to return home for sex in exchange for buying his alcohol in Sea Isle City.

Police said the victim was able to break free, then told cops what happened.

Investigators believe Sayal Sawaged, 28, may have done this before and are looking for other potential victims.

Sawaged’s family, however, say he needs mental health assistance.

A family spokesperson told New Jersey 101.5 on Tuesday that his relatives were trying to get him to admit Sawaged to a facility where he can be monitored and treated. The parent said Sawaged was released from a Boston facility in October and prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

“When he takes his meds he’s a very normal person,” said a Sawaged relative. “When he’s off the drugs he’s going through these episodes. He won’t have any idea what happened. If you argue with him, he won’t remember.”

The Cape May County District Attorney said Sawaged is charged with luring, endangering the welfare of children and common assault. Police did not specify where the alleged crimes took place.

Police Chief Thomas McQuillen told The Press of Atlantic City his officers are still actively investigating the case and trying to identify other victims. If you have any information, you are encouraged to contact Sea Isle City Police at 609-263-4311.

NJ arrests 31 accused child predators in “Operation 24/7”

A raid of 31 men has been accused of sexually exploiting children online, State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said on July 14, detailing “the 24/7 operation.”

The suspects “owned and / or distributed videos and images of child sexual abuse, including in many cases videos of young children being raped by adults,” Grewal said.

Chat apps and gaming platforms remain favorite hunting grounds for child predators and even as the pandemic ends, many children have continued to spend more time online.

State Police received 39% more tips in the first 6 months of 2021 alone compared to all of 2019. The following suspects are charged in “Operation 24/7”.

NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

In recent years, state lawmakers have risen to the challenge of dealing with accused child predators in the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law came into effect, requiring more stringent New Jersey educational background checks for child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The following people have been arrested in recent years. Some were found guilty and sentenced to prison terms, while others accepted plea deals for probation.

Other cases are still pending, including legal delays in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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