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Howard Goldstein, 47, was charged with murdering his landlord and fellow Orthodox Jew, Rabbi Rahamin Sultan, in October in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a rent dispute, and police said that when they knocked on the door to investigate Sultan’s disappearance, Goldstein answered dressed (according to the New York Post) in a gray blouse “with a plunging neckline,” slacks, and pink high-heeled shoes, and wearing bright red lipstick and blue eye shadow “that clashed with his long beard.” A search of his room turned up pre-beard snapshots of Goldstein in an array of fashions and wigs.
Stephen Kauff, 33, was arrested in Westerville, Ohio, in December in a police Internet sex sting but told officers, when he arrived for a long-arranged meeting with an alleged “14-year-old girl” at an apartment complex, that he really wasn’t interested in sex but was just curious whether police actually do set up sex stings over the Internet. (Answer: Yes).
Ian Finlay, 28, also caught in an Internet sex sting, had denied that he had sex on his mind when he showed up for a long-arranged meeting with a “15-year-old girl” at a McDonald’s in Hempfield, Pa.; Finlay claimed that he knew “she” was a cop and wanted to outsmart the cop by pretending to be a sex predator and that he was angry at being arrested before he could reveal his “hoax.” (He was convicted in January.)
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