Prosecutors: New Jersey police officer tried to meet 'teen girl' for sex

Authorities say a Ridgewood police officer who thought he was communicating online with a 15-year-old girl set up a meeting so they could have sex.

News 12 Staff

Apr 17, 2019, 10:05 AM

Updated 1,861 days ago

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Authorities say a Ridgewood police officer who thought he was communicating online with a 15-year-old girl set up a meeting so they could have sex.
According to Bergen County prosecutors, Peter Tuchol Jr., 28, was arrested Monday at his Waldwick home and charged with luring, attempted sexual assault, attempted child endangerment and three drug charges related to the possession of anabolic steroids.
The arrest was made public Tuesday.
Tuchol was suspended from the Ridgewood Police Department following his arrest.
It wasn't known Tuesday if he's retained an attorney.
Prosecutors say an undercover detective posing as the teen started having online conversations last Thursday with Tuchol. During these conversations, they say Tuchol arranged to meet with the teen so they could have sex.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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