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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: April 12, 2010








Plainsboro man charged with luring children



††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Plainsboro Police Chief Richard Furda today announced the arrest of a Plainsboro man on charges of luring two girls, ages 6 and 4, to his apartment.


David Rothermel (DOB 6/6/61) of 3005 Hunters Glen Drive, Plainsboro, was arrested at his home on April 1, 2010, and was charged with two counts of luring the girls on March 28, 2010. The girls were not physically injured.


Rothermel was arrested and charged following an investigation by Detective Russell Finkelstein of the Plainsboro Police Department and Investigator Sue Kowalski of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.


The investigation determined that Rothermel, who works as a packer for a fragrances and flavors company, approached the girls while they were playing in a yard in his apartment complex and invited them back to his home.


The investigation began after the parents of the 6-year-old girl contacted police.


Anyone with information on this or similar incidents is asked to call Detective Finkelstein at Plainsboro Police Department at (609) 799-2333, or Investigator Kowalski of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3600.


Rothermel remains in custody at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick in lieu of $100,000 bail. He must post the full amount before he can be released.


As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Rothermel are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.




David Rothermel