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Staten Island hospital janitor admits trying to have sex with New Jersey teen

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 14:08:50-05

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A janitor at a Staten Island, New York, hospital has admitted trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a teenager, who turned out to be a police detective.

John Emilio has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to endanger the welfare of children.

Under terms of a plea agreement with Burlington County prosecutors, the 43-year-old will face a 3-year prison term when he’s sentenced in March.

Authorities say Emilio thought he had made contact online with a 14-year-old girl, sending nude pictures of his genitals and discussing meeting in New Jersey.

The girl was a detective with the prosecutor’s high-tech crimes unit.