Monday, July 28, 2014
Police: NJ man offered to pay at least 6 Bucks teens for sex, nude photo
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A 27-year-old New Jersey man is accused of approaching at least a half-dozen Bucks County girls under age 16 with offers to pay them in cash, alcohol and cigarettes for sex or nude photos.
And five teens took him up on the offer, police said.
Adam Carnevale, of Lawrenceville, offered to pay a 12-year-old for a sex act, but she refused, police said. Another 13-year-old girl allegedly sent him more than a dozen nude photos and a sexually explicit video of herself but didn’t meet him to get paid.
Carnevale also threatened to post topless photos of a Falls girl on the Internet if she refused to continue performing sex acts on him, police said.
He also offered to pay the girls more money if they would find him other teens to have sex with, police said. The girls declined his offer to set them up with other older guys who would also pay for sex, police said.
Available court records do not say how much Carnevale allegedly paid the girls, whom he met mainly through social media sites, according to authorities.
Carnevale is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges of unlawful contact with minors, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, prostitution, sexual abuse of children and related offenses.
The charges were filed while Carnevale was sitting in Bucks County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $1 million bail in a case that police say led them to the other girls he allegedly propositioned.
In the first case, he is charged with multiple criminal attempt charges, including unlawful contact with a minor, promoting prostitution of a minor and indecent assault on a person under age 16.
Falls police began investigating Carnevale in January after an acquaintance of his claimed he offered to pay her to find him a teen to have sex with. With help from authorities, the acquaintance created a Facebook profile for a fictitious 15-year-old and started communicating with Carnevale online. In secretly monitored conversations and messages, Carnevale solicited the fictitious teen for sex, which then led to the original solicitation charges, police said.
In May, Carnevale was arrested after allegedly admitting to police in Falls and Lawrence, New Jersey, that he was seeking nude photos of underage girls and had sex with underage girls in Bucks County and New Jersey for several years.
Falls police confiscated an iPhone 5 and Apple iPad 2 that Carnevale had with him and conducted a forensic analysis on them, according to a probable cause affidavit in the new case.
On the devices, police said they found evidence that included 14 photos and a sexually explicit video of a 13-year-old Bensalem girl. Police interviewed the girl, who told them Carnevale “randomly” messaged her using a smartphone app called KIK and offered her cash for nude photos, according to the affidavit.
The girl agreed and sent him the photos and video, but when Carnevale wanted to meet her at a nearby mall to pay her, she “chickened out” and never met him, the affidavit said.
A now 17-year-old Falls girl claimed she met Carnevale after he “randomly” messaged her on Facebook asking if she was interested in making money, police said. He continued contact with the girl, who was then 15, through Facebook and other social media sites.
During the spring of 2012, the then 15-year-old and a 14-year-old friend agreed to meet Carnevale in a Falls church parking lot, where they performed a sex act in his car, police said. Afterward, Carnevale paid both girls to send him nude photos of themselves.
But the 15-year-old told police that Carnevale threatened to post the topless photos on the Internet if she did not continue performing sex acts on him or “get naked” for him on the social media site Oovoo, the affidavit said.
The girl told police she continued sexual contact with Carnevale almost weekly until March and numerous times he video-recorded the encounters, according to the affidavit. Most of the time Carnevale paid her cash, but he also gave her alcohol, clothing, food and cigarettes, police said.
Her 14-year-old friend alleges Carnevale paid her 20 to 30 times for sex acts, which were performed either in parking lots throughout Bucks County or at his New Jersey home, police said. He also paid her for 30 to 40 nude photos of herself, the affidavit said.
A now 16-year-old Middletown girl met Carnevale through the 15-year-old Falls girl in January, when she was also 15, police said. The girl claims Carnevale paid her seven times for sex acts. She also sent him two topless photos of herself, but was never paid, police said.
Carnevale met a now 16-year-old Bristol Township girl a year ago on a social media site called Badoo and after a week they exchanged KIK screen names, police said. Soon he was allegedly offering her cash to perform sex acts.
The girl first took him up on the offer in October, and met him in his car parked on a Bristol Township street, court records allege. Carnevale allegedly videotaped the sex act. She performed sex acts on him three more times, twice in his car parked on a Bristol Township street and once in his New Jersey home, police said.
Carnevale’s youngest alleged victim was a 12-year-old Falls girl, who he allegedly “randomly” added to his Facebook friends last fall, then immediately started messaging her with offers to trade sex for cash, police said.
The two exchanged phone numbers and she typically texted once a day with Carnevale, who was allegedly trying to convince her to meet him.
In December, Carnevale asked if he could come over to the girl’s home, and while she gave him her address, she refused to come outside when he showed up, police said.