A 64-year-old chaplain from Asbury Park has been arrested for luring and endangering the welfare of a child, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
On Nov. 6, Edgar Finol-Carrillo approached a minor and gave her a letter attempting to lure her to his residence to engage in sexual activity. Shortly after receiving this letter, the Asbury Park Police Department was contacted and quickly apprehended the suspect.
Finol-Carrillo is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending a detention hearing tentatively scheduled for Nov.12 before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon.
The investigation was the product of a joint investigation by members of the Asbury Park Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Investigators are 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
If convicted, the defendant is facing up to 10 years imprisonment on the Luring charge and up to 5 years imprisonment on the Endangering the Welfare of a Child 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.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendants have all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.