YouTubers lead police to child luring suspect in New Jersey

Police say the YouTubers had communicated with 57-year-old Roger Tomes of Philadelphia online and through text messages.

By6abc Digital Staff via WPVI logo
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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The app is called "Party in My Dorm," and it's reportedly being used by child sex predators to target young kids, the district says.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, New Jersey -- A pair of YouTubers led police in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey to a child luring suspect, authorities say.

Police were called to a boat slip at Graef's Boat Yard around 5:46 p.m. Sunday for the report of an attempted luring of a child.

Once on the scene, officers were met by two people who police say run a YouTube channel to catch child predators.

The video included above is from a previous report.

According to Egg Harbor Township police, the duo creates accounts on dating websites posing as young girls.

Police say the YouTubers had communicated with 57-year-old Roger Tomes of Philadelphia online and through text messages.

They told police Tomes believed he was meeting a 15-year-old girl on his boat to have sex.

After police investigated, they arrested Tomes and charged him with luring.

If convicted, Tomes could face a penalty of up to $150,000 and five to 10 years in prison.

Anyone with additional information is asked to email CID@ehtpd.com or call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS).