A Department of Homeless Services police officer was busted for sexting with a 14-year-old girl in a civilian sting operation.
Michael Castro was caught by the YouTube page called NYCreeps Spotlight, the aim of this page is to coax the pedophiles by posing as teenagers or minors.
A 24-year-old Michael Castro, who was previously stationed at the Renaissance Shelter, is facing an internal investigation at the Department of Social Services, and the matter has been passed to law enforcement.
The creator of the page who asked to be referred to as “FM” said that he put the fake profiles by using the pictures of his adult female friends with their consent and applies a filter on it to make them younger, then he waits for the people to hit his post up. He said that he let them know that he is a minor, some people don’t agree, but some people do, and he catches those people who agree.
Michael Castro fell into the trap when he came across the fake profile of 14-year-old Julie made by FM on social media. According to the creator, Castro was sending inappropriate messages and was asking for intercourse. The chat log has been handed over to investigators
On 14th August, Castro agreed to meet up with Julie near her apartment, but instead of Julie, FM busted him on camera.
After busting Castro, FM went to the Renaissance Shelter to expose Castro and told the people what he has done. And on 17th August, FM spoke to the supervisor and told him about Castro, later he was transferred to the Fort Washington Men’s Shelter for safety reasons.
According to Law enforcement, he has not shown up for the work, and he is continuously calling in for sick.
A spokesperson of the Department of Homeless Services said his actions were horrifying and will not be tolerated at any cost. He said we ensure the safety of our clients, community, and staff, and it is our priority to help the New Yorkers to get back on their knees.
FM, who was also almost molested as a child, said that these men are disgusting, the things they say, and the pictures they send to the kids are nasty. These people should get some kind of professional help or castration.