New York Man Arrested In Sexual Predator Sting In Hudson Valley
A New York man is accused of trying to prey on a young girl from the Hudson Valley.
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced a Long Island man was arrested after an undercover investigation by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office into "predators preying on minors using online platforms."
Long Island Man Arrested In Sexual Predator Sting In Rockland County
Daniel Waxman, 55, an attorney from Long Island, New York was charged with attempted disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree a class E felony.
In late May, an undercover investigator from the Rockland County District Attorney’s pretended to be minor and engaged in a series of texts with Waxman, officials say.
The undercover investigator told Waxman on multiple occasions that she was a 14-year-old girl, according to the DA's office.
"The defendant’s texts to the undercover investigator became increasingly more sexual, culminating in the defendant arranging to meet the minor to engage in sexual conduct," the DA's office states.
Arrested In Rockland County
On May 31, 2023, detectives from the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office in coordination with the Ramapo Police Department arrested Waxman after he arrived in Rockland County to allegedly meet the 14-year-old girl.
“The exploitation of children is an abhorrent act, one that will not be tolerated in Rockland County," District Attorney Walsh said. "Let me be very clear if you prey on innocent children in Rockland County, we will track you down and bring you to justice.”
Waxman was sent to Rockland County Jail. Bail was set at $150,000 cash and $250,000 bond. He must surrender his passports and can't text with any minors during the case.