Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

A Queens Village soldier, just back from Iraq, has been arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Richard Luttman, who returned from duty in Iraq last Decmeber, was arraigned on Tuesday, July 1 on charges of propositioning and attempting to meet for sex a person whom he believed to be a teenage female, Queens District Attorney (DA) Richard A. Brown said.
The alleged victim was actually a male New York Police Department undercover detective conducting a sting operation, Brown said.
Twenty-seven-year-old Luttman, of 92-07 212th Place, is in custody on $100,000 bail, said Kevin Ryan, DA spokesperson.
The defendant, a member of the National Guard, faces criminal charges of second-degree attempted rape, second-degree attempted criminal sexual act, first-degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors, third-degree attempted prostitute patronizing and attempted child welfare endangerment, Brown explained.
Luttman is due back in court on July 15. If convicted of the charges he faces, he could spend up to four years in prison, Ryan said.
Employed as a data analyst with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Luttman was arrested in Queens on June 30, when he tried to meet with his intended victim, Brown said.
Luttman had been communicating with the undercover officer online and by phone since June 11 after the two met in a public chat room, Brown said. Although the officer identified himself as a 14-year-old girl, Luttman allegedly asked whether the officer would have sex with him after identifying himself as a 27-year-old male from Queens, Brown said.
Luttman then allegedly e-mailed the undercover officer an image of a penis and his cell phone number, Brown said.

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Queens News Quiz: How well do you know this week’s news?
Queens News Quiz: How well do you know this week’s news?
Cops buckle down on knifepoint robberies, Denny’s is coming to Queens and 8 more top stories this week
Cops buckle down on knifepoint robberies, Denny’s is coming to Queens and 8 more top stories this week
Popular Stories
Photo via Modern Spaces
Want to purchase a home in these Queens neighborhoods? You may have to wait a while
Photo via Facebook/Penthouse 808
15 outdoor dining spots in western Queens to try before the end of summer
Photo: Shutterstock
Here's how you can safely view next week's 'Great American Solar Eclipse' in Queens


Skip to toolbar