A Chaplain from Asbury Park will have a detention hearing on Thursday following his arrest for luring and endangering the welfare of a child, Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.

Edgar Finol-Carrillo, 64, allegedly approached a minor and gave her a letter with intent on luring her to his residence so they could engage in sexual activity.

In turn, the girl contacted the Asbury Park Police Department and they arrested Finol-Carrillo who is now being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

The investigation into the letter and luring was conducted jointly by Asbury Park Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

The case isn't over as investigators are looking for additional information about Finol-Carrillo’s recent activities.

If you have any information contact Detective Charles Trucillo of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 or Detective Daniel Savastano of the Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android - https://www.p3tips.com/1182), by calling 800-671-4400 or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com

If convicted, Finol-Carrillo is facing up to 10 years imprisonment on the Luring charge and up to 5 years imprisonment on the Endangering the Welfare of a Child charge.

He would also be subject to Parole Supervision for Life and required to register under Megan’s Law.

The case is assigned to Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Danielle Zanzuccki.


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