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Lakewood NJ man accused of making an attempt to lure teen for intercourse

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LAKEWOOD – A community man is being prosecuted for trying to lure a 16-year-old girl into his vehicle for sex at the Highpoint Condominium complex, police said in a Facebook post.

Julio Anchia, 40, of Lakewood, attempted to lure the teen into his car on March 31, but the girl declined his advances and recorded the interaction on her phone, according to the mail.

The girl did not know her identity, but a “concerned citizen” helped police identify the Anchia, according to local authorities.

Julio Anchia (Photo: Source: Ocean County Prison)

Police visited Anchia at his home in Lakewood on Thursday but said he had already escaped. He reported to the authorities on Sunday afternoon.

The police charged him with second degree attempted seduction, second degree sexual assault attempt, and third degree attempted to endanger a child’s welfare.

He stayed in Ocean County Jail in Toms River on Sunday evening.

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Amanda Oglesby is from Ocean County and covers the townships of Brick, Barnegat and Lacey as well as the environment. She has worked for the press for more than a decade. Reach her at @OglesbyAPP, aoglesby@gannettnj.com, or 732-557-5701.

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