Yesterday we learned that Chris Ortloff (the anti-gay former NY Assemblyman and current Parole Board commissioner) was arrested for solicitation of sex with a minor and possession of kiddie porn. Today we get the details:
A tough-on-crime state parole board commissioner faces up to life in prison after trying to set up a sexual liaison with two young sisters, authorities said Tuesday. Chris Ortloff, 61, was arrested in an Albany-area hotel late Monday by federal officials who found condoms, lubricant, vibrators and a camera in his room.
The former 20-year Assembly Republican thought he was going to be meeting a 12-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister who were to be dropped off by a parent, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Spina said. Instead, the knock on the hotel door came from agents with the New York State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. A source said Ortloff opened the hotel room door naked.
Ortloff, married with two sons, had been chatting since June online and by phone with cops posing as the girls before trying to set up a meeting, Spina said. State police investigator Mary Barrette filed a criminal complaint saying Ortloff send emails saying he wanted to engage in “masturbation, oral sex, and vaginal intercourse with who he believed to be 11- and 12-year-old minors.”
As always seems to be the case in these situations, Ortloff ran for office as a “tough on sex crimes” kind of guy and was an early supporter of Megan’s Law. He’s now been suspended from the Parole Board.