N.J. man pleads guilty to sex with minor

A Cape May County man admitted in federal court Thursday to having sex with his daughter’s 15-year-old friend during a family vacation.

Michael Kulick, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of transporting a minor over state lines to engage in sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced in a release.

According to court documents, Kulick in August 2012 went on a vacation with his family to Lancaster, Pa. The group was accompanied by a 15-year-old girl who was a friend of Kulick’s daughter. Prosecutors said Kulick had sex with the teen while staying at a Pennsylvania hotel.

Kulick admitted that, after returning to New Jersey, he continued to have sex with the minor for about two months, according to investigators. Kulick also admitted that, at the time he transported the girl from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, he knew it was illegal in both states to commit statutory rape.

Kulick faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution to the victim. He will also be ordered to serve at least 5 years of supervised release.

Kulick is due in court May 13 for sentencing.

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