Potential Pedophile Arrested

I heard about this yesterday, and snapped a photo of the responding officers. The homeless man who was arrested was in the back of this squad car near the Dunkin’ Donuts on 7th & Washington.

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From the Journal:

Man tried to lure 9-year-old girl in Hoboken

by Charles Hack

Hoboken police arrested a homeless man yesterday and charged him with trying to lure a 9-year-old girl by offering guitar lessons, police reports said.

Police arrested John Lotito, 44, and charged him with trying to lure the girl at Washington and 11th streets, around 11 a.m., reports said.

The victim’s uncle, 27, told police that while he was going to pick up some refreshments from a donut store, a man approached his niece, who was putting a quarter in a parking meter while waiting for him.

The stranger walked up to the girl and asked if she knew how to play the guitar, reports said. The girl did not answer, but Lotito invited her for a lesson in his car, reports said.

The uncle saw the stranger talking to his niece and ran up to ask what he wanted, police said.

The man said he asked her why she was not in school and then left abruptly, police said.

The girl then told her uncle what Lotito actually said, according to reports, and he drove her around and until she spotted Lotito nearby, police said, and the uncle called cops.

The man was taken to the Hudson County jail in Kearny, police said.

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26 Comments on "Potential Pedophile Arrested"


Margaret
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7 years 4 months ago

That is TWO already, one in Church Square Park, one uptown!
Nice weather and days off brings them out! More police presence in our parks is needed. Caught one last year trying to pick up young girls by OLG…another was “caught” trying to get a kid out of the playground by Wallace, but that was a custody dispute between divorced parents. Two were caught two years ago, everybody needs to be more vigilant and careful to watch their children. Fenced in with parents on the outside of the fence at playgrounds might be a little more confining, but is safer. HENCE the fence!

ElinorRigby
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ElinorRigby
7 years 2 months ago

yeah this is why i tell u MORONS STOP LETTING YOUR LIL GIRLS UNDRESS IN THE PARK AS IF THE PLAYGROUND WAS YOUR PERSONAL BATHROOM!!! THERE SHOULDN’T BE ANY PRIVATE PARTS OUT IN THE PUBLIC ESP. THOSE OF CHILDREN…

LIL TOPLESS (ALBEIT FLATCHESTED, WHO CARES?!?!?!) GIRLS FROLICKING IN THE SPRINKLERS AND NAKED 5 YEAR OLDS CHANGING INTO DRY CLOTHES UNCOVERED LIKE IT’S NOTHING! UGHHH DISGUSTING!!!

In response to Margaret who said:
That is TWO already, one in Church Square Park, one uptown!
Nice weather and days off brings them out! More police presence in our parks is needed. Caught one last year trying to pick up young girls by OLG…another was “caught” trying to get a kid out of the playground by Wallace, but that was a custody dispute between divorced parents. Two were caught two years ago, everybody needs to be more vigilant and careful to watch their children. Fenced in with parents on the outside of the fence at playgrounds might be a little more confining, but is safer. HENCE the fence!

Easy-E
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9 years 17 days ago

http://www.njsp.org/info/reg_sexoffend.html

Lotito isn’t on it at all. Anyone have a picture of this scumbag?

hobokentownie
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hobokentownie
9 years 17 days ago

I stongly suggest that we go to the county jail with torches and 8′ of rope. Lynch mob time.

He is probably having a tough time sitting after being arrested as a suspected sex offender.

strand tramp
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strand tramp
9 years 17 days ago

how would a homeless person show up on a list of offender locations? do you see the problem yet people? all you f’n bleeding hearts that continue to give these people money and go to fund raisers??? we are drowning in these people. and they are DANGEROUS. they are mental cases. they are drug addicts. they are alcoholics. they are criminals; they steal from stores, they steal from homes. some hit people with lead pipes. some want your children. look, i don’t know which ones are just drug addicts, and which ones are criminals on the lamb…and i don’t give a sh1t. I WANT MY HOME AND COMMUNITY TO BE SAFE. AND THAT IS NOT THE CASE. WHY CAN I NOT GET THIS ACCROSS TO YOU GUYS?

Easy-E
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9 years 19 days ago

I don’t have the link, but NJ State police do have a sexual predator site where you can find out who in your area is a sex offender.

I looked at it once and checked up around where I grew up. I saw I guy who I recognized from HS. Sick F#&%.

Anyway, not so many around here last time I looked a couple years ago. If he’s convicted he should end up on it.

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