PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division has charged a 73 year old male with endangering the welfare of a child.  Luis Acosta of Plainfield, New Jersey was arrested and charged on January 26, 2017. 

On two separate occasions in January, the victim, a 14 year old juvenile was approached by Acosta in the 900 block of West Third Street, Plainfield.  On both occasions, Acosta attempted to lure the female juvenile into his vehicle.

Detective Mariline Acosta (no relation) and members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Juvenile Section identified and apprehended Acosta.  Acosta was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3rd degree).  He is currently being held at the Union County Jail pending no bail.