Cop Watch

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Police officer arrested in Internet sting

NEW YORK -- A police officer who worked with young people in Queens was arraigned Saturday on charges he tried to meet and have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy, the Queens District Attorney's office said.

Michael Costello, 39, a youth officer in the 114th Precinct in Queens, was caught in an online sting operation by the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau, police and prosecutors said.