A music teacher in Long Island was arrested this week after he allegedly tried to meet a 13-year-old boy for sex but instead ended up coming face-to-face with federal authorities.
Charles Bull, 53, was arrested on Wednesday after bringing three condoms and an Xbox gift card to a hotel room where he expected to meet with the teen, according to the New York Post. Bull, who formerly worked as a teaching assistant at the Locust Valley School District, arranged the meeting after talking to someone he thought was a father of a teen boy in an online Kik chatroom called “LongIslandDLMenOnly,” according to a criminal complaint obtained by the paper. The father, who was actually an undercover cop, wrote that he and his son were on vacation and looking for “things to do.” That’s when Bull wrote back “express[ing] interest in pursuing sexual activities with the son,” the complaint reportedly states.
The undercover officer met with Bull at a Farmingdale coffee shop on Tuesday, where Bull was made to believe that they were arranging a meeting with the boy at a hotel the following day, according to the Post. After Bull arrived on Wednesday, condoms and gift card in tow, federal agents stormed the scene and arrested him.
The criminal complaint states that Bull, who was also previously employed at the School of Rock music school, admitted to his crimes and signed a confession after his arrest, the New York Daily News.
“I’m not going to lie, I was there to have sex with the 13-year-old boy,” he allegedly said. “I know it was wrong, I can’t hide that and I know there's consequences. I had the condoms and Xbox card with me, the condoms for sex with him if it got past oral sex and the gift card as a gift for the boy.”
Bull, who is currently unemployed, has been charged with an attempted criminal sex act and for endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Daily News. He appeared in court in Central Islip for his arraignment on Thursday, and was ordered held without bail.
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