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Noted Queens Music Teacher Accused of Child Sex Trafficking, Sex Contact


A noted Queens music teacher has been arrested for a litany of alleged sex crimes against young children, including trying to buy sex with girls as young as 8 and engaging in sexual contact with teenagers.

Oliver Sohngen, founder and director of the Long Island City Academy of Music on 23rd Street, faces an eight-count federal complaint charging him with sex trafficking of a minor and other acts.

Homeland Security Investigations agents and members of the NYPD arrested Sohngen -- who is originally from Germany -- on Tuesday and police were searching his music school for evidence. They were also searching his nearby home.

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