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Cop who solicited sex in Astoria faces year in prison

prostitution-carJune 30, 2015 By Michael Florio

An NYPD officer who attempted to pay for sex now faces up to a year in jail after being caught in an undercover sting operation.

The fired officer, Luis Gutierrez, 39, approached a dancer, who turned out to be an undercover detective, on Astoria Blvd and 8th Street, and offered her cash for sex. The incident took place on Feb. 27, 2013.

He then called the next day by phone and he offered cash for sex to another woman –also an undercover detective–who was posing as a 16-year-old.

He then went to meet up with the women later in the day in a Wendy’s parking lot on Northern Boulevard, where he was arrested.

Gutierrez was found guilty of official misconduct, third-degree patronizing a prostitute and sixth-degree conspiracy, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today.

He will be sentenced on September 21st and is facing up to a year in jail.

“The defendant was a trusted member of the New York City Police Department,” Brown said. “He was supposed to uphold the law, but instead was caught – while on duty – offering money to a woman for sexual favors.”

The verdict came following a four-day trial.

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