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SENTENCING IN LURING CASE

Mark Allan, 56, of Tuckerton, NJ, was sentenced yesterday (8/26) before Judge Wendel E. Daniels on a 2nd degree Luring charge to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison with Megan’s Law Registration, Parole Supervision for Life, and Nicole’s Law (which includes a provision of no contact with the victim as well as the Stafford Public Library).

Mark Allan entered a guilty plea on May 19, 2015 before Judge Daniels to the 2nd degree Luring charge.

The plea and subsequent sentencing stems from a case investigated by Ocean County Prosecutor Det. Jason Steele and Stafford Police Det. Drew Smith. The victim was a 12 year old female who was approached by Allan at the Stafford Public Library on February 7, 2014. Allan, 55 at the time, handed the juvenile victim a note requesting she go to the movies with him.

Detective Drew Smith, along with Det. Jay Steele, conducted an undercover operation posing as the 12-year-old victim. During the operation, Allan communicated with the undercover officers via text messaging at the telephone number he had written on the note to the victim. Allan came back to the library the next day believing he was meeting the 12 year old alone; he was instead greeted by the undercover officer, who apprehended Allan without incident. Stafford Township Patrol Division and Stafford Township Drug Enforcement Unit also assisted in the investigation.

Allan was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail set by Superior Court Judge Gizinski at the time of his arrest. He has remained incarcerated since that time.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Prosecutor Terry Ann Linardakis. Debra Giordano of the OCPO victim/witness advocate unit assisted the family throughout the process. The victim’s mother was present for the sentencing.

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