FREEHOLD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Authorities in New Jersey say a 27-year-old man posed as a teenager and lured two 13-year-old girls into his vehicle to sexually assault them.

(credit: Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office)

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According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Nathan Cohen, of Eatontown, was arrested early Monday morning.

That’s when prosecutors say a police officer spotted a running vehicle parked on a dead end street in Sea Bright. The officer approached the vehicle and spotted Cohen in the back seat with his arms around the two girls.

Prosecutors allege that Cohen – 27 – represented himself as a 17-year-old and exchanged sexually explicit pictures and videos with the girls and arranged to meet them in person.

Cohen was arrested on the spot. He faces a variety of charges, including kidnapping, child luring, endangering the welfare of a possession of child pornography and criminal sexual contact. If convicted of the kidnapping charge he faces up to life in prison.

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Investigators are still looking into the case. They want anybody who might have additional information to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Bureau at 1-800-533-7443 or the Sea Bright Police Department Detective at 1-732-842-0010. Alternatively, tips can be submitted anonymously by call 1-800-671-4400 or by CLICKING HERE.





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