Pleasantville police have charged a county employee with second-degree luring for allegedly trying to entice a minor into his vehicle for a sexual experience Feb. 22.

Joseph Jacobs, 60, of Hammonton, offered a boy $100 and asked if he could fondle him, according to the complaint filed Feb. 27.

The complaint also alleges Jacobs, while driving in a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer in the area of the Black Horse Pike and Main Street, asked the juvenile to get inside his vehicle and he would “make it feel good.”

Jacobs was charged with second-degree luring with the intent to commit a criminal offense with or against a child. Bail was set at $50,000, or 10 percent, which Jacobs posted, police said.

Jacobs is a county employee with the Public Works division.

Anjalee Khemlani

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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