Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Man Arrested for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with 16-year Female After Meeting Online

VENTNOR CITY – A Pennsylvania man who resided part-time in Ventnor was charged and arrested Friday for engaging in unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 year-old Cape May Courthouse female, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
After a five month-long joint investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Middle Township Police Department, detectives of the Special Victims Unit arrested Marcus M. Beto, 29, of the 400 block of West Orange Avenue, Lititz, PA, on Friday evening, July 18, 2014.

Beto was charged with one count of 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of Children and one count of 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of Children.
The State alleges that Beto met the victim on an internet site, and transported her from Cape May Courthouse to an apartment in Ventnor on multiple occasions, where he engaged in sexual acts and photographed the naked child for the purpose of sexual gratification.
Beto was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $200,000 cash/full bail set by Ventnor City Municipal Court Judge Mary Siracusa.
A crime of the 2nd degree carries a potential sentence of 5 to 10 years imprisonment in New Jersey State prison. A crime of the 3rd degree carries a potential sentence of imprisonment of 3 to 5 years.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit Detective Carlton Durham at (609)-909-7683.
These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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