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DA: Woodside Deacon Arrested For Attempting to Have Sex With Child
DA: Woodside Deacon Arrested For Attempting to Have Sex With Child

Jan. 22, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A Catholic deacon from Maspeth was caught trying to engage a 14-year-old boy in a sex act through an undercover sting Tuesday.

Rogelio Vega — who serves as a deacon at Saint Sebastian Church in Woodside — allegedly conversed with an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old boy for months on the dating app Grindr before luring him to meet in person.

Vega, 50, began talking to the undercover officer — who told the deacon he was just 14 — on Grindr on July 22, 2020.

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