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Evesham, NJ, man charged with trying to meet 13-year-old girl for sex


EVESHAM — A 48-year-old man was arrested after driving to Staples to pick up a person he believed to be a minor, according to the Burlington County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors said Daniel Gallagher, of Marlton, drove to the store on Route 70 on Wednesday. However, instead of meeting a 13-year-old, law enforcement officers from multiple agencies were waiting for him. He was arrested on the spot.

Along with the attempted meeting, Gallagher is accused of sending nude photos and videos to the teenager who was actually a member of law enforcement. Gallagher and texted them for several weeks after meeting on a chat app, prosecutors say.

Prosecutors said the investigation began this summer after Gallagher’s “online activities” were discovered, but did not disclose further details.

Gallagher is charged with second-degree attempt to lure a minor and attempted sexual assault. He also faces other third and fourth degree charges.

He is currently being held in Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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