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Ex-teacher from Forest Hills cops plea in Internet sex sting

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A former high school teacher from Forest Hills admitted in court Friday that he tried to lure someone whom he believed was a teen girl into a sexual tryst but who turned out to be an undercover officer, prosecutors announced.

Monsur Khan, 31, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted criminal sexual act before Queens Criminal Court Judge John Zoll. Khan faces 30 days in jail and 10 years’ probation upon sentencing, which is set for June 16.

“The defendant has now admitted his guilt and will surrender his teaching license and register as a sex offender,” District Attorney Richard Brown said. “Parents must always monitor their children’s activities online to ensure that they are not being lured into dangerous situations.”

Formerly an earth science teacher at the Hillside Arts and Letters Academy in Jamaica, Khan first made contact online with the undercover officer — who was posing as a 14-year-old girl — on Feb. 12, 2014, authorities said. Over the next six weeks, Khan repeatedly sent illicit messages to the undercover agent and indicated his desire for an encounter.

Hillside Arts and Letters Academy is located within the campus of the former Jamaica High School.

On March 26, 2014, Khan showed up at a pre-arranged meeting place in Queens and was subsequently taken into custody.

As part of his sentence, Brown noted, Khan will also be required to complete a sex offender program and forfeit electronic devices that police seized from him.


Detective posing as 14-year-old girl busts Queens teacher in online sex sting: DA

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Updated 5:55 p.m.

A Queens teacher was arrested Wednesday after having sexually explicit online conversations with a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be an uncover NYPD detective, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Monsur Khan, 30, has been charged with attempted rape, attempted criminal sexual act, attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors, attempted endangering the welfare and resisting arrest, prosecutors said. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

The Forest Hills resident began speaking with the undercover detective, who he believed to be a 14-year-old Queens girl, starting in February, according to the district attorney. On several occasions, Khan allegedly sent instant messages to the officer that were graphic and sexual in nature. He also asked to meet the teen, and arranged to see her Wednesday afternoon, Brown said.

He instead was meeting with the undercover officer and was busted by police, according to the district attorney. The teacher allegedly admitted to cops that he thought he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl and had sexual conversations with her, which included future plans to have sex with her in a hotel.

Khan, who has been a science teacher at Jamaica’s Hillside Arts & Letters Academy since September 2011, has been reassigned away from the school, according to a Department of Education spokesman.