A Tier 2 Megan's Law sex offender from Jackson is taken into custody for allegedly attempting to lure two female teens into his pickup truck.

Nicholas Ravaioli (Ocean County Prosecutors Office)

Police say the first incident occurred just before 8 a.m. in the area of Pinemere Avenue when a 14 year old female reported that she was propositioned by a stranger to get into his pickup truck.  An hour later, police say a 15 year old female reported a similar incident in the vicinity of Kimberly Avenue. Both females fled and told their parents who immediately reported the incidents to police.

Township Police say they quickly located 29 year old Nicholas Ravaioli who was still driving in the area and took him to headquarters for questioning.

Following an interview by detectives from the Lakewood Police Department and County Prosecutor's Office, Ravaioli was arrested and charged with Luring and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Ocean County Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels set bail at $300,000 no 10 % and placed him in the Ocean County Jail. Nicole's Law was also implemented assuring that he have no contact with the victims.