ASBURY PARK, N.J. - A New Jersey man has been charged with luring and kidnapping an 11-year-old girl off the street in a popular beach town last week.
The incident occurred back on Tuesday, May 30 around 5:30 p.m.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office says an 11-year-old girl was walking along Ridge Avenue in Asbury Park when she was approached by a man in a white Kia.
Authorities say the man, later identified as 29-year-old Raquan Folk, convinced the girl to get inside the car.
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Folk then allegedly drove to neighboring Neptune Township, stopped the car, and told the girl to take off her clothes. The victim then asked to use a bathroom.
After Folk stopped at a service station, prosecutors say the victim ran away and flagged down a passerby who took her to the Neptune Township Police Department.
Folk was later arrested without incident on Thursday and charged with kidnapping, luring, and endangering the welfare of a child via sexual conduct.