'I don't mind': Trans activist Lailani Muniz agreed to meet '14-year-old' he chatted up on dating app
Muniz is a vocal activist and was honored earlier this year during a pride flag-raising ceremony at Bronx Borough Hall to kick off Pride Month
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NEW YORK CITY, NEWYORK: Lailani Muniz who was arrested last month after soliciting a minor online is a vocal transgender and HIV activist. He was arrested after being caught by a man identified as FM, who runs nonprofit NY Creeps Spotlight, which exposes people who target children.
Muniz, 39, is facing five charges, including attempted forcible touching, attempted endangering the welfare of a child, and attempted sexual misconduct, according to NY Post. Muniz is also expected to make a court appearance on December 2, the District Attorney’s Office said, FOX reports. Muniz is a vocal activist and was honored earlier this year during a pride flag-raising ceremony at Bronx Borough Hall to kick off Pride Month.
Before meeting him and exposing him on the NY CREEPS SPOTLIGHT YouTube video, FM, who actually is a man, had identified himself as a 14-year-old boy "Josh" to Muniz on the LGBT dating app Grindr.
Despite that, the duo had been chatting since March, and in one of the screenshots of the chat shared by the NY Creeps Spotlight video, Muniz had written, "I can't front I am nervous lol I watch to much tv cause I know your young, it reminds me of the show to catch a predator where they set up people attracted to minors lol". Muniz as per reports had even acknowledged the supposed teenager’s young age before soliciting oral sex while offering weed and ecstasy to make him 'feel horny'.
In the 19:32-long video, FM is heard telling Muzin that "you are dangerous, you shouldn't be around kids...you should have learned today that hooking up with kids is illegal... you deserve to be in jail.."
“So what are you doing, meeting up with a minor?” FM asked Muniz in the video. He also called the police who arrested Muazin on October 27. FM also shared the screenshots of the alleged chat on the Facebook group NY Creeps Spotlight wherein FM identified himself as a 14-year-old. To which Muazin had replied, "I don't mind".
As per the criminal complaint, Muniz told arresting officers, “We did have a conversation before. It got sexual, it got racy, then we stopped talking for a while. We started talking again and I agreed to go and meet him. He told me to bring condoms.”