BROOKLYN (PIX11) — A New York City police officer has been indicted on charges that he bribed a woman, demanding sex and money in exchange for helping her get on the police force.
Delfin Lantigua, 34, an officer since 2005 and assigned to the Brooklyn North Task Force, is charged with third-degree bribe receiving, second-degree coercion and official misconduct.
Lantigua contacted the woman on Facebook and told her he could expedite her pending application with the NYPD, according to Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson.
The woman contacted police and consented to wear a wire when she met Lantigua at a Dunkin Donuts in Brooklyn, according to Thompson.
In that meeting, according to the investigation, Lantigua allegedly demanded multiple instances of sex from the woman, as well as $1,000 and other conditions.
The woman agreed to a second meeting with Lantigua at a Brooklyn motel on March 13, 2014, said the district attorney, and when he arrived, the Internal Affairs Bureau officers arrested him.
“This defendant shamefully violated his duty to uphold the law by demanding sex from a woman who simply wanted to become a police officer. He will now be prosecuted for his outrageous conduct,” Thompson said.