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ATLANTIC CITY — A 53-year-old city man was charged with luring after allegedly trying to meet a teenage girl on the Boardwalk for sex, police said Tuesday.

Scott Hart, who was also charged with enticing a child, thought he was communicating via social media with a 15-year-old girl, but it was really a concerned citizen who reported him to police, according to a news release from the department.

On July 10, a video posted to Facebook showed the citizen confronting Hart on the Boardwalk, police said. Detectives from the Special Victims Unit were told about the video and investigated, police said.

The investigation revealed that Hart, who is a registered sex offender, went to the Boardwalk to meet the girl and engage in sexual activity with her, police said. He was arrested.

Hart is listed as a tier-2, or moderate risk, sex offender, according to the State Police website. He was convicted in July 1991 in Union County for endangering the welfare of a child after sexually assaulting a young boy and girl.

Hart was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

Contact: 609-272-7241 mbilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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