Sunday, August 9, 2009

Queens Numbers-Cruncher Finally Meets '14-year-old' Girl - and She Turns Out to Be a Cop by Oren Yaniv - Daily News

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When a Queens financial analyst finally met the 14-year-old girl he'd been having online sexual conversations with for seven months, his date turned out to be an undercover cop, prosecutors said.

Joseph Sulker, 26, was arrested Tuesday after he arrived at a Wendy's restaurant in Queens and met the NYPD vice enforcement detective he had been exchanging instant messages with since January, prosecutors said.

Most of the notes he'd been sending, according to the criminal complaint, are too explicit to print.

In one, Sulker, of Ozone Park, offered the girl $40 to watch her have lesbian sex or to perform oral sex on him.

After getting busted, he admitted to having sexual conversations with the teen and to offering her money, court papers said.

Sulker, a temp worker at a financial firm, was slapped with a slew of charges that can land him in prison for up to seven years.

He was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court yesterday and released on $15,000 bail.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown noted that in recent years, his office has notched 37 consecutive guilty pleas or verdicts in similar Internet stings."