Bryan W. Sanderson, 24, of Middletown was arrested and charged on August 18 with luring a 14 year old girl last year using the online social media app Kik, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this afternoon.
Sanderson has been in the custody of the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Bordentown, since September 9, 2015 after he was found with the 14 year old year in a car after a traffic stop in Union County for an expired registration. A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of numerous images and videos considered child pornography on Sanderson’s cellphone.
Union County Police Officers found that he was on Parole for Life as a result of his 2013 conviction for third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Sanderson was immediately paroled after his 2013 conviction and then incarcerated after arrest last year. His 12 month sentence for the 2013 conviction is scheduled to expire tomorrow, at which time he will be transferred to the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold to await trial on the new charges of second degree Luring a Juvenile, two counts of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and third degree Violation of Parole Supervision for Life, unless he is able to make bail of $250,000 as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.
Sanderson’s 2013 conviction was the result of a plea deal on a indictment of attempted rape that occurred in Matawan in 2012.
If convicted of Luring a Juvenile, Sanderson faces a sentence of five to ten years in prison. If convicted of any of the third degree offenses, Sanderson faces a sentence of three to five years in prison on each count.
Authorities believe Sanderson may have other victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael Acquaviva of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 431-7160 ext. 2233.
Anyone who wishes to make an anonymous report can call the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers’ confidential tip-line at 1-800-671-4400. Tipsters can also text “MONMOUTH” and their tip to 274637 or they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.