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NYPD Cop, Whose Job was to Bust Prostitutes, Exposed as a Pimp in Massive Sex Trafficking Ring

Brooklyn, NY – Fired from the department last month after failing a drug test, a former NYPD officer was arrested Tuesday for running a prostitution ring. Although he had been on the force for 11 years, the cop allegedly began pimping out prostitutes immediately after his shift ended at the NYPD.

In October 2015, police pulled over NYPD Officer Eduardo Cornejo in his personal vehicle after witnessing the off-duty cop apparently running a prostitution ring at a Long Island motel. Instead of arresting Cornejo, the officers let him go. But after receiving an anonymous tip, the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and the FBI planted a bug in his car and wiretapped his phone while using an undercover officer posing as a john.

Responding to ads for escorts, the undercover cop contacted one of Cornejo’s hookers while she was sitting in his bugged car. Unaware of the listening device in his vehicle, Cornejo openly discussed running a stable of prostitutes and avoiding suspicion from the police. While under surveillance, Cornejo allegedly transported at least 11 hookers to various motels from Long Island to New Jersey immediately following his shift at the NYPD.

“As alleged, the defendant betrayed the trust of the residents of the city he swore to protect,” stated U.S. Attorney Robert Capers. “Rather than seeking to eradicate crime from the streets of the city, the defendant promoted prostitution and profited from his exploitation of women.”

On January 15, Cornejo was fired from the NYPD after failing a drug test. He reportedly tested positive after smoking marijuana.

On Tuesday, Cornejo was arrested and charged in federal court with transporting women in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to ten years in prison.

While attending a Mets game in May 2012, Cornejo was off-duty when a security guard caught him trying to move to a better a seat in a different section. After repeatedly refusing to leave, he was placed under arrest and charged with criminal trespass. Cornejo pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three days of community service. Instead of firing Cornejo at that time, the NYPD transferred him to another precinct.

At least four civil lawsuits have accused Cornejo of committing police misconduct in recent years. In an open lawsuit, Richard Underwood alleges Cornejo and several other NYPD officers wrongfully arrested him while Underwood attempted to record a video of them arresting his brother. Initially charged with disorderly conduct, Underwood was never prosecuted.

In a separate case from 2014, Jason Crushon accused Cornejo and other officers of using excessive force on him. According to Crushon, the cops severely beat him during a narcotics arrest in Brooklyn.

Despite the fact that Cornejo’s wife is a decorated NYPD sergeant, law enforcement officials believe she did not have any knowledge of her husband’s illicit activities. According to Cornejo’s lawyer, the disgraced cop and his wife have been separated for 14 months. Instead of working on his failed marriage, Cornejo moved back in with his parents and began operating an interstate prostitution ring directly after work at the NYPD.

In the Land of the Free, it is against the law to get paid to have sex, unless that sex is filmed, distributed on DVD, and taxed. One of the least talked about systems of oppression in the US is that of persecuting prostitutes.

When referencing prostitution, we are talking about the mutually beneficial exchange of sexual favors for money by two or more consenting partners; not forced human trafficking.

It’s called the “oldest profession in the world” for a reason. Sex is a fundamental human need. One need only observe the explosive population growth of humans in the last 10,000 years to see that desire to mate is inherent in each and everyone one of us.

When one takes this into consideration, the notion of outlawing consensual sex is seen for what it is, sheer insanity. However, this does not excuse the hypocritical conduct of this corrupt officer. Had he not be a violent thug, he could have chosen to help end the persecution of prostitutes instead of continuing their oppression.

  • Why not? Don King would own both fighters in a bout.

  • Good for him (to be in jail )

  • Why is prostitution a crime? Who is the victim? We should just legalize prostitution. Regulate it and tax it, similar to what we did with alcohol.

    • Gambling and drugs too.

    • Tax it? Why the fuck should the government get anything out of it? You want to woman to get screwed twice?

    • If it were legalized, it would need regulation, for example, someone needs to make sure that women are not forced into prostitution and that all transactions are voluntary, and there should be some common sense safety measures in place for all involved. All these things cost money. Whoever is involved in this business should pay for this, not those who have nothing to do with it.

    • its too hard to tax “properly” .. so its illegal

    • it might be illegal because women and underaged girls get lured and force into prostitution

    • Are you retarded???

    • Your really think 11-17 year old girls really want to be doing that kinda shit?

    • The illegality of prostitution breeds corruption, violence, coercion and STD. If it’s legalized and regulated, we can protect girls and women far more effectively. Look at Holland. And please, no personal insults. We should be able to disagree without attacking one another.

    • And if it’s legalized and regulated, we can more effectively prevent under aged girls from being forced into prostitution.

    • Waters Deng are you lonely my friend?

    • Matt Walsh No, I am not. I just talk too much.

    • Waters needs an award for being one of the few intelligent people on the internet

    • Theano Nikolaou Thank you!

    • Do you really think that any women want to be a prostitute? All the women who are prostitutes have been molested and raped before they ever prostituted. I know a good idea….why don’t we just kill all the stupid fucks that think with their dicks…..=:)

    • I am not suggesting that any woman would ever want to be a prostitute, and I agree that we as a society should provide better protection for women. There are lots of rape and sexual assault cases that were never reported, let alone prosecuted. The ratio of female soldiers in the US armed forces who are raped is astounding. Google it. No matter the causes, the fact remains that there are women who are willing to work as prostitutes and there is a market for their service since the beginning of recorded human history. Criminalizing it doesn’t solve the problem.

  • Integrity, honesty, values, morals can’t be expected from these cops who don’t know God or any spirituality.

  • Isn’t this the way it always is :/

  • well looks like he s up for promotion for sure all he has to do now is shoot a unarmed person and he l be made fuckin captain fuckin corrupt bastards a good cops a dead cunt

    • if you read the article… oh fuck it you didn’t read the article

    • Thomas Krukowskii hahaah

    • oh look another sheep i did actually it was sarcastic are you blind to what police in america are doin how many innocent people have been shot dead for no reason you got more chance of dying by cop than fuckin terrorists wake up
      actually your probably a cop or related to one

    • Sarcastic to the point where the sarcasm is void of any actual hint of aforementioned sarcasm and presumptuous guesses to who i am, who i know and what i do. I just so happen to be able to read. Based off of your comment, it appeared that you do not. And it’s ‘you’re’, not ‘your’. And I’m in no way, shape or form a cop or related to one. When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me and Uma Thurman. Tisk tisk.

    • go back to superbowl and mc donalds missed the point like most sheeple

  • OMG … this guy is going to be punished with a HUGE promotion and payrise .. you can see it coming ..

  • FRY HIS ASS!!!

  • Hope they overturn all convictions based this cops statements

  • Oops

  • “Is a teenage FBI informant behind bars because of what he knows? Drug dealer imprisoned in 1988 aged just 17 is STILL in jail after he exposed crooked police officers and the Mayor of Detroit’s brother-in-law
    Richard Wershe Jr has been in prison since 1988 for a non-violent crime
    Was sentenced to life without parole at just 17 for possessing cocaine
    He was convicted under a draconian law that has since been repealed
    Wershe has been eligible for parole since 2002, but he is still locked up
    Some suggest the targets he took down as an informant may have influenced the parole board’s decision to keep him behind bars” – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3339651/Is-drug-dealer-FBI-informant-age-14-serving-life-bars-exposed-crooked-police-officers-Detroit-mayor-s-brother-law.html

  • “Richard John Wershe Jr. is a political prisoner in America. The political component of his ordeal is local, it’s harsh and it’s vindictive.

    Wershe, who grew up in Detroit, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a non-violent drug crime committed when he was 17. The law was eventually changed to allow parole but that hasn’t made a difference for Wershe. He is Michigan’s last remaining juvenile non-violent drug offender, still behind bars after 27 years. Wershe, who has been described by a prison official as a near-model prisoner, was never charged with any drug-related violence, he was never charged with ordering any drug violence, he never operated crack houses, he was never charged with conspiracy because he never had a gang, he was never named as an unindicted co-conspirator in any narcotics case and he was never called as a witness in any drug trials. Yet, he’s been labeled a drug lord and kingpin.” – http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/29/is-cocaine-legend-white-boy-rick-serving-life-for-busting-crooked-cops.html

  • has be promoted to rape cases yet

  • Thats what fucking happens when superiors like his turn a disgusting blind eye and don’t bother to see what goes on within their own departments until the lid blows off lol

  • regulation would protect both worker and client. will always be a need for this service industry. give them the same rights as all other workers. not an easy option, but someone has to do it.

  • Where is the argument used in the case of abortion? It is a woman’s body. She has the right to do what she wants with it.

  • Ok if that is proven in Court..put him in jail

  • The comedy practically writes itself!

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  • …Making a bit of extra loot was he?

  • That’s “How They Roll!”