A New York teacher who was arrested on Sept. 14 allegedly told an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old that he “prefers” underage girls, Fox News reported.
The teacher, Kostas Fekkas, 34, was the target of a three-month Homeland Security undercover sting where, besides allegedly stating that he preferred young girls, he also reportedly said he had sex “with a 10th grader once,” according to a criminal complaint filed by Homeland Security.
A New York teacher is accused of soliciting explicit images from a 13-year-old girl in an undercover FBI operation. Kostas Fekkas, who taught at multiple schools in New York, was caught after investigators found graphic sexual messages and child… https://t.co/LK7Ji7iaGg
Investigators found the explicit exchanges on an app called “HideU,” Fox News reported. According to court documents, the app allows a user to hide files on a cellphone app that looks like a functioning calculator.
Fekkas allegedly used the mobile app Kik to introduce himself as “C.J. Justice,” a 30-year-old high school physics teacher, the criminal complaint shows. In addition, Fekkas allegedly sent numerous pictures of himself to “Riley” and, according to the complaint, “These photographs of ‘C.J.’ bear a close resemblance to a photograph of FEKKAS that was publicly available on the website of a high school in Manhattan where FEKKAS teaches.”
Currently, Fekkas is charged with two counts of possession of child pornography, each carrying a mandatory 20 year sentence, and attempted transfer of obscene material, carrying a 10 year maximum sentence, Fox News reported.
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