Federal AIDS official arrested after he arrived to meet 15-year-old boy for sexBy William Martin 8:10 AM January 11, 2018
A well-respected government official was arrested when he arrived to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex.
56-year-old Michael Goldrosen of Maryland was allowed to keep his job with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pending the outcome of the case.
According to police in Montgomery County, Goldrosen posted an ad on Craigslist, looking for sexual partners. An undercover officer began communicating with Goldrosen.
The undercover officer claimed that he was 15-years-old, and after many online conversations, the two agreed to meet.
Goldrosen planned to take the teenager to his apartment for a sexual encounter, police said. When Goldrosen arrived at the prearranged location, he was arrested.
He was released after posting $10,000 bail.
Goldrosen’s lawyer, Jonathan Feller, said that his client “never sought out underage folks” and that it was the undercover officer who kept the conversations going after Goldrosen stopped communicating.
Carl Schmid, deputy director of the national advocacy organization AIDS Institute, expressed his shock and sadness over the allegations against Goldrosen.
Schmid said that Goldrosen is well respected by advocates for his work at the Ryan White AIDS program and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).