Ron LeeJul 12, 2018, 9:59 amJul 12, 2018, 10:28 am

PD: Man, 70, exposed himself online to undercover agent posing as 11-year-old girl

Ashok Vora is also accused of engaging in sex-related conversation with person he believed was a child


MANHASSET — A senior citizen is facing some serious charges following an undercover operation into child exploitation

Nassau county police say when an undercover agent went online and pretended to be an 11-year old girl, 70-year old Ashok Vora reached out to that so-called child and directed her to an online chat. Once that agent went to the chat room, detectives with the Special Victims Squad say Vora exposed himself via web camera and engaged in conversation related to sex.

Vora was arrested on charges of attempted dissemination of indecent material to a minor.

Neighbors of Vora say he is a professor at Baruch College and the school's website shows that he is a professor in the department of economics and finance.

And while no one at Vora's home would answer the door, FiOS1 News has learned that he was arraigned Wednesday and is due back in court Friday.

Detectives say when Vora was online, he went by the username KevinNY.

Now detectives are asking anyone who may have been contacted online by Vora to call the Special Victim's Unit at (516) 573-4022.

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