Cape May County Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Transporting Minor Across State Lines for Sex
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 13, 2014|
CAMDEN, NJ—A Cape May County, New Jersey man was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for transporting an underage girl across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Michael Kulick, 47, of Dennis Township, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph E. Irenas to an information charging him with one count of transportation of a minor over state lines in order to engage in sexual activity. Judge Irenas imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In August 2012, Kulick and his family went on a vacation to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, accompanied by his daughter’s friend, a 15-year-old girl. Kulick engaged in sexual contact with the minor girl while staying at a hotel in Pennsylvania. Kulick admitted that after returning to New Jersey, he continued to have a sexual relationship with the minor girl for approximately two months. Kulick also admitted that at the time that he transported the minor girl to and from Pennsylvania, he knew that it was illegal in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania to commit statutory rape.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Irenas sentenced Kulick to 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender. A restitution hearing is scheduled for July 9, 2014.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI Atlantic City resident agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark; the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Colonel Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the state police; and investigators with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s office, under the direction of Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana Vondra Carrig of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.