Sexual Predators arrested in Television Sting Operation

Photo by Genevieve Reilly, Fairfield Citizen

Photo by Genevieve Reilly, Fairfield Citizen

In a cooperative effort with television journalist, Chris Hansen, the Fairfield Police Department conducted an undercover investigation which led to the arrest of ten men expecting to have sex with minors.  The undercover operation began on Thursday, October 1st and continued through the weekend.

The investigation took place in Fairfield in cooperation with Chris Hansen and his production team.  During the entire operation, Fairfield Police Officers and Detectives monitored live streams of the home from both within the home and back at police headquarters.  Police personnel worked closely with the production team to ensure a controlled approached.  Each suspect was identified as they arrived in town and remained under constant surveillance until the time of their arrest.

The Fairfield Police Department also worked in conjunction with the State’s Attorney’s Office and a computer forensics expert from the Monroe Police Department.

Click here to read the full story at the Fairfield Citizen and view arrest photos.

Arrested and charged with Enticing a Minor, Criminal Attempt at First Degree Sexual Assault and Criminal Attempt at Risk of Injury or Impairing the Morals of a Minor were:

  • Jeffrey B. Sokol, 44, Brookline, MA.
  • Joshua R. Colon, 32, Glendale, NY.
  • Vincent M. Ambrosio, 19, Wappinger Falls, NY.

Arrested and charged with Enticing a Minor, Criminal Attempt at Second Degree Sexual Assault and Criminal Attempt at Risk of Injury or Impairing the Morals of a Minor were:

  • Charles E. Lawrence, 59, Fairfield, CT.
  • Jesse Velez, 28, Bridgeport, CT.
  • John M. Dupee, 40, Norwalk, CT.
  • Stephen P. Buchanan, 27, Stratford, CT.
  • David N. Tiriolo, 31, Shelton, CT
  • Michael G. Gentile, 64, Brewster, NY.

Arrested and charged with Criminal Attempt at Risk of Injury or Impairing the Morals of a Minor:

  • Michael Manzi, 32, Harrison, NY.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions. All arrested/accused persons are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Information should be used at your discretion as updates may be pending. Names and addresses may not be accurate at the time of posting.


 

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