Police on alert after attempted luring in Springfield

Springfield Patch reports that police have increased patrols following an attempted luring in a residential neighborhood. The incident involved two men in their late teens or early twenties who allegedly pulled their car up to a 9 year old boy and tried to get him to take a ride with them. The boy said no and ran away from the car, and although he wasn’t harmed, police have increased the frequency of patrols in residential areas in both marked and unmarked vehicles.


A person commits the crime of second degree luring if he attempts to lure or entice a child under the age of 18 into a motor vehicle, structure, or isolated area, or to meet or appear at any other place, with a purpose to commit a criminal offense (such as sexual assault) against the child. A conviction for second degree luring carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison, and may also trigger sex offender registration requirements under Megan’s Law.


If you’ve been charged with luring or any other sex crime in New Jersey, you need a knowledgeable sex crimes defense attorney who will fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed. You can contact me, Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney, through the email form on my website, or call me at 1-866-664-8118 for a free and confidential consultation.