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Individual Allegedly Tries to Lure Kids Through Chat Platform

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BOONTON TOWNSHIP — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll confirmed that Brian Stewart, 41, of Clifton, faces charges related to attempting to lure two children for sexual activity via the KIK Messenger app.

Allegedly, between March 18 and March 27, 2024, Stewart engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the minors and arranged to meet them in Boonton Township for the purpose of sexual intercourse, using the username “Brian Being Brian” on KIK Messenger.

The investigation is ongoing, with no further details disclosed at this time to protect the identities of the juvenile victims.

Stewart is charged with two counts of second-degree luring, four counts of second-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault, second-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

He remains in custody at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending court proceedings.

Individuals with information about this incident are urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at (973) 285-6200.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Frank Cahill
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Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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