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Borough Park area police officer offers woman job in exchange for her underwear

By Mason White 2:54 PM August 7, 2014
Delfin Lantigua 

By: Hydar Tomar
A Borough Park area police officer was arrested after he allegedly offered a woman a job in exchange for her underwear, prosecutors in New York said.

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson announced that the 34-year-old New York City police officer has been indicted on charges that he contacted the woman with a pending application to the New York Police Department and offered to expedite the hiring process in return for sex.

District Attorney Thompson said: “This defendant shamefully violated his duty to uphold the law by demanding sex from a woman who simply wanted to become a police officer. He will now be prosecuted for his outrageous conduct.”

The defendant, Delfin Lantigua, 34, of 170 E. 4th Street, was
arraigned this morning on charges of third-degree bribe receiving, second-degree coercion and official misconduct before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Lantigua faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

District Attorney Thompson said that according to the investigation, Lantigua, an NYPD
officer since 2005 who is assigned to the Brooklyn North Task Force, contacted the applicant via Facebook, and told her he could get her hired.

District Attorney Thompson said that the woman contacted the Police Department and consented to wear a wire when she met Lantigua at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Brooklyn.

In that meeting, Lantigua allegedly demanded multiple
instances of sex from the woman, as well as $1,000 and her underwear.

The woman agreed to meet Lantigua at a Brooklyn motel, and when he arrived, Internal Affairs Bureau officers arrested him.