BRONX (PIX11) — A New Jersey man who works as a child psychologist at a hospital in the Bronx has been charged after police say he sent sexually explicit text messages to a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl — but turned out to be an undercover cop.
Police say 34-year-old Justin Miller of West River Vale, N.J. met the “teenage girl”online and attempted to meet her for sex. The alleged victim was actually a New York City Police Department undercover detective.
According to the charges, Miller chatted online via instant messages, video calls and cell phone text messages between January 2014 and April 2015 with an individual who told him on more than one occasion that she was a 14-year-old girl living in Queens.
Miller reportedly used explicit sexual language and discussed various ways he wanted to have sexual intercourse with the girl.
Miller is awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens on a criminal complaint charging him with attempted use of a child in a sexual performance, first-degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors and attempted endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted, Miller faces up to seven years in prison.
Miller is a pediatric psychologist with the Albert Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx and treated children, ages six to 12, many of them with special needs. If any parent, whose child was a patient of Miller’s or had conversed with his screen names (firstname.lastname@example.org or the Yahoo messenger screen name JM0281), has any concerns or suspicions is encouraged to call the Queens District Attorney’s office at (718) 286-6260.