Old Bridge School Board Member Charged With Attempted Child Luring

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OLD BRIDGE—A township school board member was arrested and charged with attempted luring and endangering the welfare of a 10-year-old child, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas H. Collow announced today.

David L. Josselyn, 47, was arrested on Jan. 28 at the Old Bridge Police Department, according to authorities.

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Josselyn currently is serving a three-year term on the Old Bridge Board of Education. The term expires on April 20, 2010. He also serves as vice president of the Old Bridge Police Department’s Civilian Emergency Response Team, a civilian volunteer organization sponsored by the police department, according to authorities.

According to authorities, Josselyn was arrested after an investigation by Old Bridge Police and Investigator Frank DiNinno of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Josselyn tried to lure the child to an isolated location in the township on Jan. 25.

The child subsequently reported the alleged incident to school authorities, who contacted township police. Authorities have not revealed the gender of the child to protect the youngster’s identity. According to authorities, the child is known to Josselyn, but they are not related.

Josselyn is waiting for bail to be set and is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick, according to authorities.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on this, or similar incidents, to call Investigator DiNinno at 1-732-745-3600.


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