Burlington County Man Charged with Endangering Welfare of a Child and Promoting Obscene Material

A Burlington County man, Ovidiu V. Dragos, has been charged with multiple offenses after allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old girl over a period of several years. Dragos, 60, from Moorestown, New Jersey, is facing charges of 2nd-degree endangering the welfare of a child, 3rd-degree promoting obscene material to persons under 18 years old, 4th-degree stalking, and harassment.

According to authorities, Dragos showed a naked photo of himself to the teenage girl on two separate occasions while attending group tennis lessons at the Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club. The incidents occurred when Dragos used his cell phone to display the explicit image to the victim. Investigators also revealed that Dragos had been placing numerous letters, cards, poems, and gifts in the victim’s tennis bag for a period of two years.

Further investigation uncovered that Dragos had been providing private and group tennis lessons to the victim at outdoor courts in Cinnaminson, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill. It was also noted that Dragos conducts similar lessons at the Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club.

Dragos was taken into custody on Monday and is currently being held at the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial hearing. The Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club has not yet responded to requests for comment on this case.

Author: CrimeDoor

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