FREEHOLD — A Middletown man freed on lifetime parole supervision after previously being charged with trying to rape a child was charged last month with luring a 14-year-old girl.

Bryan W. Sanderson, 24, used the social media app Kik in September 2015 to lure the teen, prosecutors said. He was found with the girl in his car after he parked in a no-parking zone in Union County, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

Sanderson was arrested on the recent charges on Aug. 18. Gramiccioni only publicly announced the charges Thursday.

During their investigation, Union County police found that Sanderson had numerous images and videos on his cellphone considered to be child porn.

New Jersey 101.5 learned that Sanderson pleaded guilty in 2013 to a 2012 charge of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He also was indicted on charges out of Matawan of attempted rape, but those were dismissed as part of a plea deal.

Gramiccioni said Sanderson had been serving time in the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility in Bordentown Township as a result of his parole violation and will be transferred to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township.

Sanderson is now charged with one count of second-degree luring a juvenile, two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and third0degree violation of parole supervision. His bail was set at $250,000.

Gramiccioni requested anyone else who has contact with Sanderson to call the Prosecutor's Office at 732 431-7160 ext. 2233 or by calling the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers' confidential tip-line at 1-800-671-4400.

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