Police: James Hendricks Tried to Solicit Girl for Sex
During the investigation, police discover Hendricks allegedly committed two additional sexual-related acts against children.
A 24-year-old Gloucester Township man was hit with a litany of charges this week after police accused him of soliciting an underage girl online and sending her a picture of his genitals.
James T. Hendricks, of Whitall Drive in the township’s Sicklerville section, was arrested Sept. 10 after a weeklong investigation. Officials say a female from Waterford reported that Hendricks contacted her through Facebook to solicit sex. He also sent her a picture of his genitals, police said.
During the investigation, authorities learned Hendricks was previously accused of inappropriately touching a girl in 2005 and showing pornography to a boy in May 2012. Both alleged incidents happened in Gloucester Township.
The investigation was a joint effort among Gloucester Township Police, Waterford Police and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.
Hendricks was charged Monday with endangering the welfare of a minor (third degree), attempted sexual assault (second degree), attempted aggravated sexual assault (second degree), luring (second degree), soliciting a minor (second degree) and charges related to the distribution of illicit materials through his computer. Gloucester Township Police filed an additional charge Tuesday of endangering the welfare of a child.
Hendricks is being held at the Camden County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Anyone with further information on Hendricks should contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Fawn Ackerman at 856-225-8648, Waterford Detective Lenny Thackston at 856-767-2134 or Gloucester Township Police Detective Brian Farrell at 856-228-4500.