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Longshoreman Suspended after Arrest for Promoting Child Prostitution and Endangering the Welfare of a Child

March 30, 2022

Jon P. Pilger, 49, of Bayonne, New Jersey, who has been a longshoreman since 2006, had his Longshoreman Registration temporarily suspended today by the Waterfront Commission, pending an administrative hearing, following his arrest on March 25, 2022 by the Bayonne Police Department.

According to Bayonne Police Department reports, Pilger made sexually explicit statements to and engaged in sexual conduct with a child under the age of eighteen (18), and further offered to pay said child a sum of United States Currency in exchange for the child to expose her body to him.

Pilger was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(1), a crime in the second degree; and Promoting Child Prostitution, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1B(4), a crime in the first degree.

An administrative hearing has been scheduled to determine whether to suspend, cancel, or revoke the registration of Pilger. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the criminal prosecution.

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