Man Arrested For Luring Underage Girls

Nathan Cohen (Photo courtesy Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

  MONMOUTH COUNTY – A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with luring two 13-year-old girls into his vehicle and intending to sexually assaulting them, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

  On February 15, Sea Bright Police found Nathan Cohen, 27, of Eatontown, inside a running vehicle parked on a dead-end street. Police then witnessed Cohen in the back seat of his vehicle with his arms around the two juvenile victims. 

  Cohen was taken into custody immediately at the scene, and was later brought to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending a detention hearing.

  Investigation revealed that Cohen told the two minors he was 17-years-old. He exchanged sexually explicit images and videos with them and then planned to see the victims in person.

  Cohen was charged with first degree kidnapping, second degree child luring, third degree endangering the welfare of a child, third degree possession of child pornography and third degree aggravated criminal sexual contact.

  If convicted, Cohen is facing up to life imprisonment on the kidnapping charge, up to 10 years imprisonment on the child luring charge, and up to five years imprisonment on the endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated criminal sexual contact and possession of child pornography charges respectively. 

  Investigators are seeking additional information about Cohen’s activities. Anyone with any information can contact Detective Michelle Tucker of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Bureau at 800-533-7443 or Sea Bright Police Department Detective Sergeant Richard Huegel at 732-842-0010.

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.