The legal profession is, to say the least, not the most respected line of work in the world . In fact, many people consider all lawyers to be unscrupulous snakes who would not hesitate to sell their own mothers down the river if there was something to be gained from it. Todd Genger, a high-powered attorney for Goldman Sachs and resident of Manhattan, is being charged with a crime that will only solidify the negative perception that many people already have of attorneys. You see, Todd Genger is being charged with soliciting a 15-year-old girl for sex. Thus, many will now not only consider Todd Genger to be a snake, but a perverted horndog as well.
According to CNN, Todd Genger, 33, was caught in a sting operation designed to snare pedophiles who solicit underage girls for sexual favors. More specifically, Todd Genger is being accused of striking up a “friendship” with a 15-year-old girl on the Internet and attempting to lure her into having sex with him. But much to Todd Genger’s chagrin, the “15-year-old girl” turned out to be an undercover investigator posing as a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room. A spokesman for the Westchester County district attorney’s office notes that the investigator posing as the girl made it clear to Todd Genger that “she” was underage.
If convicted of this appalling crime, Todd Genger is looking at up to four years in prison.
And if Todd Genger is indeed convicted of soliciting an underage girl for sex, it is reprehensible on a number of levels. First, of course, there is the matter of a 33-year-old man trying to get an underage girl to have sex with him. That in itself should be enough to sicken any decent person.
But Todd Genger is also married and has three children.
So, if convicted of his crime, not only is he a perverted pedophile, but an adulterer as well.
Could a person be more selfish? Could they be more reckless?
Think of it, Todd Genger (assuming he is guilty) was willing to risk losing his wife and children and possibly his career for the possibility of bedding a 15-year-old girl.
Perhaps the Todd Genger arrest can serve as a cautionary tale, a teachable moment, if you will.
If there are any men out there who have the urge to have sex with an underage girl, please, do yourself a favor and resist the temptation. If you give in and are successful in convincing a young girl to have sex with you, you are damaging lives. You are wreaking havoc on the lives of your victim, their family and, if you have one, on your own family.
Get help before it’s too late.
Goldman Compliance Officer Charged for Soliciting Minor, CNNMoney.com