Police: Michael Valenti, of Briarcliff Manor, arrested in underage sex sting

Authorities say Michael Valenti, 50, was arrested after Authorities say Michael Valenti, 50, was arrested after allegedly making arrangements with an undercover officer who had posed as a man willing to offer his stepdaughter for sexual encounters. Photo Credit: Handout

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BRIARCLIFF MANOR - Police say a man from Briarcliff Manor is accused of trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.

Michael Valenti is facing attempted rape charges. Authorities say he was arrested after allegedly making arrangements with an undercover officer, who had posed as a man willing to offer his stepdaughter for sexual encounters.

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Valenti, 50, was arrested Wednesday night at a hotel in Greenburgh. Police say he showed up to meet the "girl" after agreeing to pay her $40 for sex.

Valenti is being held without bail, and faces up to 4 years in prison if convicted.

Valenti has previously run unsuccessfully for a seat on the Briarcliff Manor school board.

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