A Jersey City police officer was arrested Friday afternoon after driving to Atlantic City to have sex with two young girls.
Stephen Wilson, 34, of Bayonne, was charged with conspiracy to engage in human trafficking, attempted sexual assault and endangered child welfare, following a statement from the New Jersey attorney general.
Wilson was arrested in an Atlantic City parking lot where he agreed to meet adults who gave him access to two girls, ages 10 and 8, to sexually assault them for $ 200. He set up the encounter through an incest chat app, authorities claimed.
The officer agreed to bring condoms if he wanted to have sex with the children, and when he was arrested he had condoms and more than $ 500 in cash, officials said.
Wilson was arrested after an investigation by the New Jersey State Police, US Homeland Security Investigations and the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and is said to be held in Atlantic County Jail pending a hearing.
A Jersey City Police Department spokesman did not immediately respond to an email requesting information on Wilson’s current employment status from the department.
No defense attorney was listed for Wilson.
Wilson has a salary of $ 109,756 and has been with the department for 13 years, according to state pension records.
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