Megan’s Law Parole Violation Enforced

Jul 26, 2017

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office teamed with the New Jersey Department of Parole this week to arrest Michael Christ Wenk, 40, of Little Egg Harbor Township for violating the conditions of a court-imposed parole supervision for life. The arrest came as the result of a tip posted simultaneously to the state “Offender Watch” tip line and the prosecutor’s office Facebook page.

Wenk was arrested July 19 at his Little Egg Harbor Township residence by State Parole Officer Joseph Riaves and OCPO Megans Unit Detectives John Argento and Michael LePore. His arrest was the result of the community tip and subsequent investigation by the partnering agencies showing Wenk’s use of social media in violation of his parole supervision for life. As per the conditions of his parole, he was immediately remanded to the Ocean County Jail for the violation.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Megans Unit is one of the few county agencies to have state parole officers permanently on staff to prosecute and provide oversight of Megan’s Law offenders. Anyone with relevant information concerning violations of Megan’s Law may call OCPO’s Megans Unit at 732-929-2027, extension 2903, or through the New Jersey State Police Offenders Watch Tip Line at njsp.org. All information may be given anonymously. —P.J.

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