|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2011
The Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit continues to conduct criminal undercover investigations online. A trooper, working undercover online posing as a 14 year old girl, was engaged by the suspect in a chat room.
The suspect made sexual comments and eventually inquired to arrange to meet the undercover trooper who was posing as a 14 year old girl for eventual sexual contact. The meet was arranged at a laundromat on Camp St. in Meriden, Ct.
Today 06/14/11 shortly after 10:30 a.m. the suspect did arrive at the Meriden location to meet the young girl and was met by State Police Detectives from the Computer Crimes Unit. The accused was taken into custody by troopers without incident. A search & seizure warrant was obtained from Superior Court by troopers to search for additional evidence at the suspect’s home.
The suspect was transported to State Police Troop-I Bethany where he was processed and held on $75,000 bond.
ARRESTED: GANIM, Joseph DOB: 2/25/70
69 Emmitt Ave.
CHARGES: Criminal attempt to impair morals of minor
Criminal Attempt to entice a minor
Criminal Attempt Sexual Assault 2nd
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Accused will appear in Superior Court GA #7 in Meriden on Wednesday 06/15/11.
Lt. J. Paul Vance