.

Union County Man Arrested For Attempting Sexual Encounter With A Minor

Photo courtesy of the Union County Prosecutor's Office.
Photo courtesy of the Union County Prosecutor's Office.

After a three-week investigation led by the Linden Police Department, Philip Verrinder, 38, was arrested for attempting a sexual encounter with a minor. 

According to the Union County Prosecutor's Office: 


A Linden man has been arrested and charged with attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with an underage male, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday.

Phillip Verrinder, 38, is charged with second-degree luring, with bail set at $100,000 by state Superior Court Judge Frederic R. McDaniel.

Verrinder was arrested Tuesday in Rahway River Park following a three-week undercover investigation launched by the Linden Police Department and supported by the Prosecutor’s Office’s High Tech Crimes Unit. He was expected to be lodged in Union County Jail, with a first appearance scheduled for later this week.

“This was a true collaborative effort by the Linden Police Department and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office that resulted in the removal of a sexual predator from our streets,” Linden Police Chief James Schulhafer said.

Second-degree crimes typically result in terms of 5 to 10 years in state 
prison.

This investigation remains active. Anyone with additional information 
about Verrinder’s activities is being urged to contact Linden Police Detective 
Steve Zevlikaris at 908-474-8520.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »