MANHATTAN — A Queens music teacher was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly tried to pay a woman for oral sex, police said.
Waldron Ricks, 50, a music director at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Astoria, was taken into custody at about 11:00 p.m., police said.
According to officials, Ricks was off-duty and had just wrapped up a gig in East Harlem when he allegedly tried to pay a woman for oral sex. Police said the woman was actually an undercover NYPD officer.
“I have him for music... really sad,” high-school student Luis Santos said.
Ricks faces charges of patronizing a prostitute.
"We take these allegations seriously, and Mr. Ricks has been reassigned from the classroom pending the outcome of this criminal matter," a DOE spokesperson said.