FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2015
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Office of Public Affairs (609) 882-2000
Capt. Stephen Jones - ext. 6513
Lt. Brian Polite - ext. 6514
SFC Gregory Williams - ext. 6515
Sgt. Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Tpr.II Alina Gutierrez-Spies - ext. 6531
Fair Lawn Boro, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police, working in cooperation with partnering agencies, have arrested Philip Carry, 59, of Fair Lawn, N.J., for allegedly attempting to meet with a 15-year-old girl after sending her sexually explicit text messages.
On May 28, Belleville Police Department requested assistance from the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit after receiving a report that Philip Carry was sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl.
A State Police detective posed as the girl and continued communication with Carry through text messaging. Detectives allege that Carry, knowing the victim’s age, continued to send sexually explicit messages and attempted to arrange a meeting for the purpose of having a sexual encounter.
On July 24, members of the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit, State Police Trafficking Unit, Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Belleville Police Department, and Fair Lawn Police Department executed a search warrant on Carry's home. As a result of the search, several pieces of digital evidence were seized. Carry was arrested and charged with luring a child, obscenity to a minor, and was lodged in Bergen County Jail in default of $100,000 bail with no 10% option.
Anyone with information regarding another juvenile who may have been in contact with Philip Carry, please contact the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit at (609) 584-5000 ext 5628.
The case will be prosecuted by the Division of Criminal Justice.
All charges are mere accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.
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