New Jersey man charged with kidnapping, luring 11-year-old girl in Asbury Park

Prosecutors say Raquan Folk, 29, was driving on Ridge Avenue on Tuesday, May 30 when he pulled up to the girl and convinced her to get inside his car.

Lanette Espy

Jun 5, 2023, 4:26 PM

Updated 375 days ago

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An Asbury Park man was arrested and criminally charged with luring and kidnapping an 11-year-old girl off the street last week, according to Monmouth County prosecutors.
Prosecutors say Raquan Folk, 29, was driving a white Kia on Ridge Avenue on Tuesday, May 30. He pulled up to the girl around 5:30 p.m. and convinced her to get inside his car, according to an investigation conducted by members of the MCPO Special Victims Bureau and the Asbury Park Police Department.
Officials say Folk then drove to neighboring Neptune Township, stopped the vehicle, and told the victim to disrobe. This prompted the girl to ask to use a bathroom. When Folk stopped at a vehicle service station, officials say the girl ran, flagged down a passerby, and was taken to the Neptune Township Police Department.
Folk was taken into custody on Thursday and transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) while he awaits a hearing. Officials say the state is filing a motion to keep him detained as the criminal case against him proceeds.
Folk faces several charges, including kidnapping, luring a child, and endangering the welfare of a child via sexual conduct.
Anyone with information is urged to contact MCPO Detective Kayla Santiago at 800-533-7443.


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