NY Cardiologist Sentenced In Internet Sex Sting

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island cardiologist arrested in an internet sex sting has been sentenced to five years’ probation and mandatory sex offender treatment.

Dr. Jose Poulose was sentenced Thursday in Queens after pleading guilty to trying to arrange a tryst with an undercover detective posing online as a 14-year-old girl.

Prosecutors say the 44-year-old Mineola doctor sent explicit instant messages in a chat room in 2007 while using a suggestive screen name. He’s also accused of sending the undercover detective an Internet link to a sex video. He was arrested bearing Godiva chocolates for the anticipated rendezvous.

The doctor could loose his license, but under the sentencing terms he was not required to surrender it. Poulose’s lawyer told Newsday his client hopes to continue his practice.

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  • The Good Samaritan

    I was profiled on a recent Perverted Justice sting. This is actually entrapment, especially when the so called 14yr old girl is the one enticing you. With a good lawyer such as the one I have, the charges would have easily been dropped since no contact at all whatsoever took place and the person is imaginary.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

  • fern

    I feel sorry for this guy don’t the police has better ways to spend their money.

  • nyc

    Shows you that being a doctor does’nt mean you are smart ! What a dope !

  • jimmy

    He should be required to do community service using his skills as a doctor.

  • Joe Sarcasm

    Wow, he was bearing Godiva chocolates for the anticipated rendezvous.

    Sounds like a really classy guy.

  • Bill

    The doctor could “loose” his license? Pathetic.

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