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Man tried luring 2 children using chat app, prosecutor says

BOONTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Passaic County man has been charged with attempting to lure two children for sex on a chat app, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

It is alleged that between March 18 through March 27, 2024, Brian Stewart, 41, Clifton engaged in sexual communications with two children on KIK Messenger and made plans to meet up with the children in Boonton Township for the purpose of having sexual intercourse, Carroll said.

Stewart utilized the username “Brian Being Brian” on KIK Messenger to exchange sexual communications with the victims, Carroll said.

“The incident remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.  The names and identities of the juvenile victims will not be released,” Carroll said.

Stewart has been charged with two counts of second-degree luring, four counts of second-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault, second-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Stewart has been detained in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending future court proceedings, Carroll said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at 973-285-6200.

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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