For the second time in a week, a cop who is also a minster has been arrested for sexual abuse against a teenage girl. This time, the incident occurred with NYPD officer Vladimir Sosa, a seven-year veteran of the force. According to police, the 38-year-old Sosa had sex with the unidentified 16-year-old girl at least three times in the past seven months. All of the incidents took place at the apartment Sosa shares with his mother.
Sosa was a preacher at Iglesia Metodista Libre El Remanente in the Bronx and also preached at other churches in the area.
The family of the girl discovered the relationship after reviewing a series of text messages on the teen’s cellphone. The girl was confronted by her mother and she confessed to the illicit relationship with Sosa.
Sosa was arrested on Tuesday and faces multiple counts of third-degree rape, sexual misconduct and child endangerment charges. Initially, prosecutors asked for a bail to be set at $25,000, however the judge released Sosa on his own recognizance.