This is absolutely crazy but true. A 38-year old Bronx NY police officer who is also a pastor has been arrested for having an affair with a 16 year old girl. The affair allegedly lasted approximately 7 months and he met the young teen at a youth church program.
According to NY Daily News reports:
Officer Vladimir Sosa, a seven-year NYPD veteran, was arraigned Tuesday night in Bronx Criminal Court on third-degree rape, sexual misconduct and child endangerment charges.
Sosa is an evangelist who studied theology at the United Christian College in North Carolina, according to his Facebook page.
He is affiliated with the Iglesia Metodista Libre El Remanente on E. 180th St. in Tremont, the Bronx, where he met the teen, but often travels to preach at other houses of worship, said colleague Fernando Gonzalez, who helped found the church in 2001.
Gonzalez couldn’t believe the charges the Bronx cop is facing.
“It’s not true,” he said, adding that he’s always trusted Sosa with his three daughters. “It’s being made up.”
“Vladimir might have been trying to help the female in question with her spiritual life,” he said. “It might have happened that because of her young age, she confused the situation.
Apparently the girls mother found some questionable texts between her daughter and the cop and she confronted her daughter. The girl admitted the affair to her mom who in turn got the police involved. The arrested pastor/cop, Sosa, claims that he is innocent and has never been alone with the young lady. However, a family friend of the girl who wants to remain anonymous says that is far from the truth.
“She’s doing very bad … she used to be a top student, a virgin, a girl that was in love with God and this man seduced her,” said a family friend of the girl, who also knew Sosa. “She is crying, very depressed … I can say that he destroyed her life.”
The three times that Sosa allegedly had consensual sex with the young lady happened at the apartment that Sosa shares with his mother. Sosa was arrested and released on his own recognizance.
I can’t wait for your feedback on this one. This is wrong on so many levels.