BRIARCLIFF MANOR - Police say a man from Briarcliff Manor is accused of trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.
Michael Valenti is facing attempted rape charges. Authorities say he was arrested after allegedly making arrangements with an undercover officer, who had posed as a man willing to offer his stepdaughter for sexual encounters.
Valenti, 50, was arrested Wednesday night at a hotel in Greenburgh. Police say he showed up to meet the "girl" after agreeing to pay her $40 for sex.
Valenti is being held without bail, and faces up to 4 years in prison if convicted.
Valenti has previously run unsuccessfully for a seat on the Briarcliff Manor school board.