Kensington Cop Indicted On Charges He Offered NYPD Candidate A Job For Sex
A 34-year-old city police officer from Kensington has been indicted on charges that he contacted a woman who was applying to become an NYPD officer and offered to expedite the hiring process in return for sex, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said in a press release today.
Delfin Lantigua, of E 4th Street, was arraigned this morning on charges of bribe receiving, coercion, and official misconduct, the DA said. Thompson alleged that Lantigua, an NYPD officer since 2005 who is assigned to the Brooklyn North Task Force, reached out to the female applicant via Facebook on Feb. 9, 2014 and told her he could get her hired.
The woman proceeded to tell the Police Department and consented to wear a wire when she met Lantigua at a Dunkin Donuts in Brooklyn on March 11, 2014, Thompson said. In that meeting, Lantigua allegedly demanded multiple instances of sex from the woman, as well as $1,000 and other conditions, according to prosecutors.
The woman agreed to meet Lantigua at a Brooklyn motel on March 13, 2014, and when he arrived, Internal Affairs Bureau officers arrested him.
“This defendant shamefully violated his duty to uphold the law by demanding sex from a woman who simply wanted to become a police officer. He will now be prosecuted for his outrageous conduct,” Thompson said in today’s press release.
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