Nassau Corrections Officer Tried to Lure Girl for Sex, Cops Say


The guard booth outside Nassau jail.

A Nassau County corrections officer has been accused of trying to meet a 12-year-old upstate New York girl for a sexual encounter.

Carmel police arrested 31-year-old Anthony Petretti at his home on Friday and charged him with attempted disseminating of indecent material to a minor, a felony.


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“As a result of his arrest he is suspended pending the investigation,” Nassau County Sheriff Michael Sposato said in a statement.

Police said investigators took over the Facebook account of the girl that he tried to meet at a hotel last month.

Detectives executed a search warrant at his home, where they seized two computers and a cell phone after questioning the suspect, police said.

He was allegedly linked to the girl through computer and phone records.

Putnam County Judge James Reitz set bail for Petretti at $75,000.

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