Man, 55, Charged With Stalking, Seducing 12-Year-Old Girl At Stafford Library

A 55-year-old man was arrested Saturday for stalking, and trying to seduce a 12-year-old girl at the Stafford Township branch of the Ocean County Library, police said.

Mark E. Allan of Tuckerton was charged with second-degree luring or enticing a child, and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

The Stafford Township Police Department made the arrest in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Special Victim’s Unit.

On Friday, Stafford Police responded to the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Route 9 in Manahawkin, after a 12 year old female reported that an older man had been following her around and passed her an inappropriate message, along with his phone number.

Stafford Township Detectives Drew Smith, along with Investigator Jay Steele of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office conducted an undercover operation posing as the 12-year-old victim.

During the operation, the suspect communicated with the undercover officers, at which time he planned to meet the victim alone at a predetermined location, police said.

When the suspect arrived to meet the 12-year-old girl, he was instead greeted by the 6’0 230 lb undercover male officer, who apprehended the suspect without incident.

Allan was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $100,000.00 bail set by Superior Court Judge Gizinski, with a future court appearance, yet to be set in Ocean County Superior Court.

Stafford Township Patrol Division, and Stafford Township Drug Enforcement Unit assisted in the investigation.
Ryan N Julia Schramm February 09, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Beach Girl February 09, 2014 at 10:29 AM
Disgusting pervert! Glad they caught the piece of garbage. It's good the girl had the sense of mind to call the police. Her parents taught her well
Debi A Smith February 09, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Great work detectives!
Ktp February 09, 2014 at 01:36 PM
This guy has serious mental issues. I Used to cut his hair quite often and he would stand outside the salon window and watch me work. Very Creepy but never harmed me personally. As sad as the mental issues are, I'm glad he was caught before he seriously harmed someone. Good for that little girl being smart enough to tell someone !
Jennifer Peterson February 09, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Kudos the the girl for reporting it and her parents for teaching her well. Education and belief is what it takes to stop this stuff. Teaching the kids isn't enough, we have to believe them when they tell us.
Sandi February 09, 2014 at 04:21 PM
Shoot em. Just shoot em
Mike Wales February 09, 2014 at 07:12 PM
Learn the truth about child sex crimes, and see who the REAL predators are: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribute-to-survivors-of-child-sexual-assault-by-law-enforcement-officers/180584842010594
Proud Pappa February 09, 2014 at 09:26 PM
Great job for the victim being smart enough to tell a parent and for mom to follow thru...HATS off to STPD and OCPO and the 6' 220 lb officer.. hope ya gave him a stompin when ya got him
Bionic Bill February 09, 2014 at 10:58 PM
Give him a lead enema! That would clear up his "Mental problems!"
Grunt February 10, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Another candidate for my retroactive abortion program!
bill baker sr February 10, 2014 at 05:54 PM
lock him up 4 good ! nice work stafford cops
The Peoples Champ February 11, 2014 at 11:35 PM
Chop his prick off and stick it in his mouth! SCUMBAG BASTARD!!!


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