New Jersey Man Charged with Enticing Minor
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 17, 2009|
PHILADELPHIA—Jon J. Lackner was indicted today on charges that he used interstate communications to attempt to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, traveled with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, and attempted to transfer obscene material to a minor in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy. The indictment charges that from on or about September 9, 2008, to on or about March 24, 2009, Lackner used the mail, the Internet, and a telephone to attempt to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. Further, the indictment alleges that on March 24, 2009, Lackner traveled from New Jersey to Bensalem, Pennsylvania for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Finally, the indictment charges that on March 12, 13, and 15, Lackner used the Internet to attempt to transfer obscene material to a minor.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFENDANTS
NAME: Jon J. Lackne
ADDRESS: Cherry Hill, NJ
AGE OR YEAR OF BIRTH: 45
If convicted the defendant faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison with a maximum of life, a mandatory minimum of five years’ supervised release, a $1,250,000 fine, and a $500 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the FBI, the Bensalem Police Department, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Natali.