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Queens cops sting Broadway piano player who allegedly thought he lured 14-year-old for sex

2019-09-07

Broadway piano player who allegedly thought he was luring 14-year-old boy for sex busted in Queens police sting (Getty Images)

A Broadway piano player was busted on charges of making online plays for under-aged boys.

Justin Brown, 26, a rehearsal musician for Broadway blockbusters Dear Evan Hansen and King Kong, is charged in Queens Criminal Court with trying to lure a 14-year-old boy for sex.

Brown approached an undercover cop online on Sept. 2 — “Hey,” he wrote, according to a criminal complaint.

“Hey, like, how old are you?” the cop texted back.

“25, how old are you?” Brown allegedly answered.

When the cop replied that he was 14, Brown texted: “Haha, nice.”

Some sex talk ensued, during which Brown allegedly sent the undercover officer a picture of his penis and a video.

Eventually the officer and Brown arranged a meeting at a shopping plaza in Queens, where Brown was greeted by police.

Brown had a bottle of lube and packs of condoms in his backpack, and admitted making the ‘date’ with the “14 year-old," authorities said.

“The defendant, who was told numerous times that the person he was chatting with was an underage boy, continued to pursue the ‘youngster’, ” said Acting Queens DA John M. Ryan said in a statement.

Ryan said the case should be “a warning to parents that at all times they must closely monitor their children’s online activities — in particular on social media apps.”

Brown was charged with attempted use of a child in a sexual performance, attempted criminal sex act, attempted dissemination of indecent materials to minors and attempted endangering the welfare of a child.

At arraignment Friday in Queens Criminal Court he was ordered held on $20,000 bail. He faces 7 years in jail if convicted, authorities said