A 29-year-old East Haven man is facing charges in New Jersey after reportedly seducing a 12-year-old on the Internet and convincing the victim to perform sexual acts while he watched.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Scott Brensinger, of East Haven, contacted the preteen online, engaged in “sexually explicit dialogue” with the victim and persuaded the victim to perform sex acts on social media sites while he watched.
He was arrested June 13 in East Haven after authorities searched his home and workplace. Brensinger reportedly works in the auto repair industry, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
His arrest comes after a four-month investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and the Elmwood Park Police Department, with help from East Haven police and Connecticut State Police.
Brensinger is charged with one count of aggravated first-degree sexual assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.
He’s in custody in East Haven as a fugitive and will be extradited to New Jersey.