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Long Island City Academy of Music director Oliver Sohngen faces life in prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking charges.
By Bill Parry
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The founder of a Long Island City music school is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking charges.
Oliver Sohngen, 53, the founder of the Long Island City Academy of Music, was arrested last May and charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, sex trafficking of minors, attempted sex trafficking of minors, and attempted inducement of minors to engage in sexual activity.
Sohngen was arrested after he was caught trying to pay for sex from an undercover investigator with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security posing as a 15-year-old girl online. Between March and November of 2013, the German-born Sohngen used the aliases “Helmuth Moss” and “Stephan