Former Hillside Arts teacher pleads guilty of criminal sex act: DA

By Sadef Ali Kully

JAMAICA—A Former Earth Science teacher of Hillside Arts and Academy in Jamaica pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sexual act and will go to jail after being caught trying to meet with a 14-year-old girl that he had been talking to online and who was actually an undercover police officer, the Queens district attorney said.

Monsur Khan, 31, from Forest Hills, entered a guilty plea to an attempted criminal sexual act before Queens Criminal Court Judge John Zoll, who said that Khan could expect to face 30 days in jail and 10 years probation when he is sentenced June 16, the DA said.

According to the charges, an NYPD vice detective was operating in his undercover persona as a 14-year-old girl from Queens. Late year, between Feb. 12 and March 26, Khan on numerous occasions sent sexually explicit instant messages using the screen name MK104QB@AOL.com, the DA said. Khan also expressed a desire to meet with the teenager. Khan was arrested when he showed up at the pre-arranged meeting place in Queens, according to the DA.

According to court records, Khan will also be required to successfully complete a sex offender program, forfeit any electronic media confiscated by the police and he must surrender his teaching license. Khan will also be required to register as a sex offender, the DA said.