The Ocean County Sheriff's Department arrested a 35-year-old Barnegat man last week after he allegedly offered an 11-year-old girl candy and a wine cooler if she would lift her shirt and let him touch her.

According to, Jesse Christiansen, of Barnegat, was charged with attempted sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said Monday.

After the girl refused the man's advances and told her mother, Christiansen, was arrested last Thursday. He also had a warrant out for his arrest on a shoplifting charge.



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