Sex Assault Suspect Met Teenage New Jersey Girl in Chat Room, Lied About Age: DA
The 21-year-old suspect was remanded in lieu of $75,000 bail
Police arrested a 21-year-old New Jersey man after he allegedly used an online chat room to lure a 15-year-old girl into meeting him in person for sex, and lying about his age, prosecutors said.
David Mariche-Banos, of Atlantic City, was arrested Thursday after detectives found he had allegedly engaged in sexual activity with the teenage girl from Bergen County.
Authorities say the two met in an online chat room called Tinychat.com, and that the suspect convinced the victim to meet him in person, in part by telling her he was younger than 21.
Mariche-Banos was charged with one count of sexual assault. He was remanded in lieu of $75,000.
Information on an attorney for him wasn't immediately available.