Grewal announced that a Morris County man was sentenced to prison today for attempting to lure a year-old girl for sex. Robert Elmi, 64, of Gillette, N. Elmi pleaded guilty on Jan. He will be required to register as a sex offender and will be subject to parole supervision for life.
He had placed an ad on Craigslist soliciting a relationship with a younger female. An undercover State Police detective responded, posing as a young girl and indicating to Elmi that she was Elmi was arrested by the State Police at the diner where he had gone to meet the girl.
In addition to investigating numerous cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the ICAC Task Force in Operation Safety Net conducted proactive investigations to apprehend offenders by monitoring peer-to-peer file-sharing networks and identifying the IP addresses of individuals sharing child pornography. Detectives also conducted undercover chat investigations on social media platforms, which led to arrests of alleged hands-on offenders and defendants attempting to lure children.
Attorney General Grewal and Director Honig urged anyone with information about the distribution of child pornography on the internet — or about suspected improper contact by unknown persons communicating with children via the internet or possible exploitation or sexual abuse of children — to please contact the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Tipline at The social media links provided are for reference only. For Immediate Release:.
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