06 Dec: Senate Approves Sarlo Bill On Internet Luring

TRENTON – The Senate today gave final legislative approval to a bill, sponsored by Senator Paul A. Sarlo, to make it a crime to lure someone over the Internet into committing a crime. It passed without opposition in the Senate.

“When a sick mind can use technology to endanger a young mother playing with her children in their front yard, we need a strong response,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic.

03 Dec: Preview – Senate To Consider Internet Luring , Death Penalty Study

TRENTON – The full Senate and two of its committees are set to convene on Monday to consider several timely issues including a bill that would make the use of the Internet to lure an individual a third-degree crime.

Senators Paul Sarlo and John Adler introduced bill S-1429 after reports of a woman in Wood-Ridge being menaced by a stranger who parked his van near her home, leered at her, and frightened her into calling the police. The stranger had allegedly intended to commit a sexual assault against her after being enticed into coming to her home by a message he thought she had posted in an Internet chat room, but was, in fact, posted by an individual posing as the woman.