LUMBERTON — A 25-year-old township man has been accused of sexting with young girls and offering to pay them $1,000 for sex.

Jonathan C. Tyler was charged Wednesday with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and a count of attempting to endanger the welfare of a child.

Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said Tyler engaged in the explicit conversations in June and August, asking the girls to send him nude pictures.

Investigators obtained a warrant to confiscate his phone and found images of nude pre-pubescent girls on the phone, officials claim.

Investigators were working on a tip submitted by the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.

His bail was set at $50,000 with no 10 percent option.

It was not clear Thursday evening whether Tyler had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-438-1015 or email

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Endangering the Welfare of Children and one count of Attempting to
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