JONES BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – New York State Park Police say a Long Island man attempted to lure a teenage girl into his car by pretending to be a police officer.
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Robert Villaviciencio pleaded not guilty to charges of impersonating a police officer and endangering the welfare of a child.
Authorities allege Villaviciencio, 36, was at Jones Beach around 8 p.m. Thursday when he spotted a group of teenagers. Prosecutors said Villaviciencio told the group he was an off-duty police officer and demanded a 14-year-old girl come with him because the group was smoking and drinking beer.
Villaviciencio allegedly told the girl he’d show her his identification once they were in the car.
When the girl was walking to Villaviciencio’s car, police said he made inappropriate sexual remarks.
The teen’s friends called the police and Villaviciencio was arrested.
A judge ordered him to stay away from the girl and bail was set at $10,000.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call NY State Park Police Detectives at (631)321-3700.
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