RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey police officer was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly tried to meet up with a 15-year-old girl.

Peter Tuchol Jr., 28, of Waldwick, has been suspended from the Ridgewood Police Department.

(Credit: Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office)

Bergan County prosecutors said the cybercrimes unit started communicating with Tuchol last week.

He allegedly arranged a meetup for what he thought was a sexual encounter with a young teenager, but was taken into custody instead.

Tuchol was charged with attempted sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and drug charges.


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