A 64-year-old chaplain has been arrested and charged with luring and endangering the welfare of a child, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Tuesday.
On Nov. 6, Edgar Finol-Carrillo, of Asbury Park, allegedly approached a minor and gave her a letter attempting to lure her to his residence to engage in sexual activity. Shortly after the child received the letter, the Asbury Park Police Department was contacted and the suspect, Finol-Carrillo, was apprehended.
Finol-Carrillo is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) in Freehold Township pending a detention hearing tentatively scheduled for Nov. 12 before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon.
If convicted, Finol-Carrillo is facing up to 10 years in prison on the luring charge and up to five years on the child endangerment charge. In addition, he would 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.
The joint investigation into Finol-Carrillo’s alleged criminal activity was conducted by Asbury Park police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Investigators are now seeking additional information about Finol-Carrillo’s activities. Anyone with any information please 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.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime 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
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office