Wall Township man sentenced for sending explicit text messages to fake 14-year-old

Prosecutors say Kenneth Megill was sentenced to a total of three years in state prison and must register under Megan's Law.

Lanette Espy

Mar 17, 2023, 4:41 PM

Updated 483 days ago


A 43-year-old Wall Township man was sentenced to three years in prison for sending explicit text messages to who he believed was a 14-year-old-boy.
Monmouth County prosecutors say Kenneth Megill used an online dating site to send messages and request nude photos of the boy in 2019. He pleaded guilty in October 2022 to attempting to endanger the welfare of a child.
Megill was sentenced Friday on a third-degree charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Upon release, he faces mandatory Megan’s Law registration and parole supervision for life.
Investigators are seeking additional information about Megill’s activities. Anyone with information can contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Anthony Lacher at 800-533-7443 or contact Crime Stoppers at 800-671-4400 or visit monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Megill's first name to be James, based on information from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

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