UNION COUNTY, N.J- A Jersey City man was arrested this morning and charged with several counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after he initiated an inappropriate online relationship with a teenage girl from Union County, announced Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
Paul Kleinman (D.O.B. 06/11/79) of Dudley Street, in Jersey City is currently charged with one count of 2nd degree Luring, one count of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a minor and one count of 3rd degree endangering the welfare of a minor.
According to the investigation, Kleinman first contacted a 15-year-old girl on the website MeetMe.Com<http://MeetMe.Com> <http://<http:/>MeetMe.Com/<ht
The victim’s parent discovered the messages and reported it to their local police department on Oct. 1, said Romankow. Detectives Rich Gregory and Paul Han of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and Sgt. Ted Dima of the Roselle Park Police Department continued with the investigation during which Kleinman sent nude photographs of himself to the victim’s online account.
He was arrested at his home by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the Roselle Park Police Department and taken to the Union County Jail. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
“The officers working this case put a strong amount of time and effort into the investigation and ensured the defendant did not have the opportunity to further victimize this victim and other children,” said Romankow.