Deptford Man Sentenced to Five Years for Attempted Luring
Michael Schiavo attempted to meet what he believed was a 14-year-old girl for a sexual encounter in 2011.
A 53-year-old Deptford man was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with an attempted online luring incident from 2011, Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain announced Friday afternoon, Jan. 18.
Michael Schiavo was sentenced on charges of second-degree attempted luring and second-degree attempted sexual assault after attempting to meet what he believed to be a 14-year-old girl he met on an Internet chat room, McClain said.
In reality, "the 14-year-old girl" was an undercover detective from the prosecutor's office. Schiavo had been soliciting this person prior to arranging the encounter, McClain said.
He was arrested at the arranged meeting location by Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office and Hamilton Township Police detectives, McClain said. He was taken into custody and subsequently released on $100,000 bail, according to McClain.
He entered into a plea agreement on Aug. 29, 2012, McClain said. According to McClain, Schiavo will be subject to parole supervision for life, and must register in accordance with Megan's Law requirements.
Following sentencing, Schiavo was remanded into custody, McClain said.