Villas Man Caught on Video Arrested for Child Luring
It was a video shared on Facebook within the last week - a man was confronted in Cape May County after allegedly responding to the online posting of a minor.
Now, Cape May County officials have arrested the man reportedly seen in the video.
Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief William Mastriana of the Lower Township Police Department announced the arrest of John Deangelis, 56, of Villas.
According to a news release:
"The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit initiated an investigation after being informed of a video that was circulating on social media. As a result of this investigation, on July 26, 2018, John Deangelis was charged with one (1) count of Luring, a crime of the second degree.Deangelis was processed for the above listed charge and is currently lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center pending Court proceedings."
"Prosecutor Sutherland advises any individuals who have information regarding alleged crimes to contact law enforcement officials and not take matters into their own hands when approaching individuals who may be involved in criminal activity."
Here's the video posted on Facebook, made by Robert Davis: