Fired Police Officer Cops To Teen Boy Solicitation

mall_cop_poster_lg.jpg DAILY NEWS: A former Philadelphia police officer [not pictured, above] and military veteran arrested in December for trying to solicit teenage boys for sex has pleaded guilty without going to trial. Adrian Makuch, 49, during a routine pre-trail conference in Common Pleas Court on Thursday, pleaded guilty to a felony count of unlawful contact with a minor for the purpose of prostitution and to misdemeanor counts of luring a child into a motor vehicle and of patronizing prostitutes. The 21-year police veteran could face from seven to 14 years in prison when Judge Karen Shreeves-Johns sentences him June 16. She revoked his $20,000 bail, which will keep him in jail until he is sentenced. Makuch, of Northeast Philadelphia, had spent the last nine years as a member of the Crime Scene Unit. He was arrested Dec. 8 and informed that he would be fired in 30 days after a yearlong Internal Affairs investigation that began after a 15-year-old boy from the Lower Northeast told police that Makuch had sought to take nude photos of him. During the investigation, which generated physical and electronic surveillance of the officer, a 22-year-old undercover cop posed as a 17-year-old. Before long, Makuch approached him and said he wanted to take nude photos of him. Over the phone and in text messages, the two discussed sex acts and the price Makuch was willing to pay for them, according to police. MORE

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