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Man posed as teen, exchanged explicit messages with 11-year-old girl in Warren County

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Nebraska man is accused of posing as a teen and exchanged explicit messages with a 11-year-old girl in Lopatcong Township, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

In July of 2023, the Lopatcong Township Police Department initiated an investigation for endangering the welfare of a child. During the investigation, police acquired assistance from the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit, authorities said.

The investigation revealed that Daniel Boesch, 23, of Blair City was using Snapchat to communicate with an 11-year-old girl. Additionally, he was posing as a 13-year-old boy during those conversations, the prosecutor’s office said.

During these conversations, Boesch and victim exchanged explicit messages. He further threatened to post explicit images of the victim online, authorities said.

Boesch was identified as a suspect and was located residing in or around Blair City, Washington County, Nebraska. With the assistance of the Washington County Sheriffs Office, a search warrant was conducted on Boesch’s residence at which time he was taking into custody on non-related probation violations, the prosecutor’s office said.

Several devices were seized during the execution of the search warrant. A post search warrant investigation revealed other non-related information which warranted the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, authorities said.

Boesch was charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child (specifically for possession of child sexual abuse material), and third-degree attempted cyber harassment (specifically for possession of child sexual abuse material).

The multi-jurisdictional investigation into this incident remains ongoing, the prosecutor’s office said.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lopatcong Township Police Department are asking anyone with information regarding Boesch to contact the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit at 908-475-6275.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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