Peekskill police accuse man of trying to solicit sex with 13-year-old girl

Peekskill police are praising a local woman who helped them arrest a man who was apparently seeking sex with a 13-year-old girl.

According to police, 44-year-old Milton Furtado told a local prostitute he wanted her to help him have sex with a 13-year-old girl. The woman told the Peekskill police, who then set up a sting to nab Furtado. Police say Furtado made incriminating comments to an undercover officer and was later arrested.

Furtado, a respiratory therapist at Westchester Medical Center, is free on $5,000 bail. He is charged with a misdemeanor count of attempting to solicit a prostitute. Peekskill police are calling the local woman a hero for her efforts.

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