A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection to charges of child luring and endangering from 2017.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner says 51-year-old Dean Leon of Enola, PA, must spend at least the next ten years in state prison.

In a statement, Tyner said, “I want to thank the Somers Point Police Department for their efforts to protect our most vulnerable citizens, our children. As a community, we do not always fully appreciate the number of predators that are seeking to harm them. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to ensuring their safety."

Dean Leon - Photo: ACPO

Leon was arrested on March 31, 2017, by the Somers Point Police Department at a library and charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact and possession of child pornography regarding a 14-year-old female victim. Authorities say Leon set up an arrangement on-line to meet the underage girl at the Somers Point library with the intention of starting a relationship.

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