BRIDGEPORT – A New York man was given a suspended sentence for using the Internet to lure a local teenaged boy to have sex with him.
Dylan Quinn, 25, of Garrison, N.Y., broke into tears as he pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child on Friday and assured Superior Court Judge Kevin Doyle he will never do it again.
The judge retorted that he better not or he will find himself behind bars.
The judge then sentenced Quinn to a suspended seven years’ term followed by five years’ probation.
Doyle also ordered Quinn to undergo sex offender treatment and to have no unsupervised contact with minors.
Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Tatiana Messina told the judge that she had agreed to go along with the plea agreement because the victim would be unable to testify at a trial. She did not elaborate.
Police said in October 2017, Quinn contacted a 16-year-old Stratford boy through a social networking site. During their conversations police said Quinn sent the boy photographs of his genitals and convinced the boy to send him photographs in return of the boy partially dressed.
Quinn then arranged to meet later at the boy’s home to perform a sex act on him.
“Good night my sexy little teen,” police said Quinn ended the Internet message to the boy.
The meeting between Quinn and the boy never took place. Police said the boy’s father saw the messages from Quinn and called police.
Police said with the help of New York authorities they were able to locate Quinn and arrested him in his home.
They said Quinn admitted contacting a number of teenagers through the Internet site, the youngest being 14. Police said Quinn told them it was a fantasy of his to have sex with teenage boys but he denied acting on it.
Quinn had previously been convicted in New York for a similar incident and had been place on probation.