Police: Ridgewood officer pursuing 15-year-old on Tinder caught in sting

A police officer in Ridgewood was caught in an undercover sting involving the dating app Tinder.

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2019, 3:54 PM

Updated 1,860 days ago

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A police officer in Ridgewood was caught in an undercover sting involving the dating app Tinder.
Authorities say Peter Tuchol, of Waldwick, was pursuing a 15-year-old girl on the app. The girl was actually an undercover detective.
A judge ruled that Tuchol can't have any unsupervised interactions with children until his case is resolved in court. He has been suspended from the force.
A total of 16 people were arrested as part of the same dating app sting by Bergen County’s Cyber Crimes Unit.
 
 
 


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