Brooklyn Man Accused Of Soliciting 10-Year-Old Girl For Sex Through Facebook

John Burke

John Burke of Brooklyn is charged with soliciting a 10-year-old Suffolk County girl for sex through Facebook. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday, after allegedly contacting a 10-year-old girl and asking her to engage in a sex act.

Detectives from the Suffolk County Police Computer Crimes Unit arrested John Burke, 35, after he allegedly contacted the girl via Facebook earlier this month.

Burke is a friend of the girl’s family, police said.

Burke stands charged with disseminating indecent material to a child.

He was to held overnight at the Suffolk County 7th Precinct police station, and will be arraigned on Thursday in First District Court in Central Islip, officials said.

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