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.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
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.READ MORE: Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
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.MORE NEWS: Woman Accused Of Telling Black Couple At Brooklyn Dog Park, 'Stay In Your Hood'
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