Child predator sting: Westchester, Rockland residents accused of trying to lure children for sex

North Jersey Record

April 24, 2019

By Anthony Zurita

A minister and a Ridgewood police officer are among the 16 people accused of luring children for sex.

Five Rockland men and one Westchester man are among 16 people who were arrested in a New Jersey sting operation and accused of trying to lure children for sex.

A teacher, a police officer, and a minister are among the men who were arrested between April 11 and 15 in an undercover operation in which law enforcement officers posed as boys and girls on social media, the New Jersey Attorney General said in a statement Wednesday.

The undercover officers used platforms such as Kik, Skout, Grindr, Tinder, MeetMe and Adam4Adam to pose as children and communicate with the men who were arrested, officials said.

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