FREEHOLD-A 28 year old Brick Township man who tried to set up a meeting with a 15 year old girl in Howell Township has been released under the New Jersey Bail Reform’s pretrial hearing.
Members of New Jersey’s anti-bail reform coalition have called the release of Criag Sorokach, “Another validated pretrial risk assessment failure.”
A computer model assesses the person’s flight risk and whether or not the computer algorithm determines if the person is likely to commit another crime while awaiting trial, instead of holding a person in jail until trial.
Sorokach, of Sawmill Road in Brick, was charged following an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office working in conjunction with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). He is charged with Attempted Sexual Assault, Luring, Enticing a Child by Various Means, Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Attempted Obscenity to a Minor after he arranged to meet with the girl in Howell.