Jamaica Teacher Pleads Guilty in Internet Sex Sting

An Earth Science teacher formerly of Hillside Arts and Academy in Jamaica last week pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sexual act and will go to jail after being caught trying to meet with a 14-year-old girl that he had been talking to online and who was actually an undercover police officer, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Monsur Khan, 31, of Forest Hills, copped to one count of second-degree attempted criminal sexual act last Friday. Judge John Zoll indicated he will sentence Khan to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation on June 16.

According to the charges, an NYPD vice detective was operating in his undercover persona as a 14-year-old girl from Queens. Between Feb. 12, 2014, and March 26, 2014, Khan on numerous occasions sent sexually explicit instant messages and expressed a desire to meet with the teenager. He was arrested when he showed up at the pre-arranged meeting place in Queens, Brown said.

According to court records, Khan will also be required to successfully complete a sex offender program, forfeit any electronic media confiscated by the police and must surrender his teaching license. He will be required to register as a sex offender.

“This case should once again serve as a reminder that sexual predators are lurking on the Internet in search of vulnerable victims,” Brown said. “Parents must always monitor their children’s activities online to ensure that they are not being lured into dangerous situations.”


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