Greenwich Police Arrest Alleged Child Predator Following Special Victims Section Investigation

The Greenwich Police Dept, in partnership with the FBI announced Tuesday that they have arrested Tong-Hyon Suh, 45, of the Bronx, NY for multiple offenses relating to an investigation of online child predators.

Greenwich Police say it is alleged that Suh met and befriended a female whom he believed was 14 years of age in an online chat room.

This 14-year-old female was a Greenwich Police Dept, Special Victims Section detective investigating child predators who use online platforms to lure and victimize children.

Over the course of several weeks, police say Suh began to steer the conversations to ones that were sexually explicit in nature. It is further alleged that Suh also began describing sex acts that he wanted to perform on the fourteen-year-old girl in real life.

The investigation culminated with Suh making plans to meet with the 14-year-old female in person at a specific location within the Town of Greenwich to carry out these sexual acts.

On May 27, 2022, Suh followed through with his plan and traveled to Greenwich with the intent of having sexual contact with the female.

He was arrested without incident when he arrived at the pre-arranged location in Greenwich and was charged with: (53a-49/53-21(a)(2)*) Illegal Sexual Contact with a victim under the age of 16(53a-49/53a-196a) Criminal Attempt at Employing a Minor in an Obscene Performance(53a-49/53a-71) Criminal Attempt at Sexual Assault 2nd(53a-49/53a-90a(a)) Criminal Attempt at Enticing a Minor by Computer.

“The Greenwich Police continues its efforts to protect vulnerable members of our community from child predators,” Greenwich Police said in a release. “We urge parents to remain vigilant and monitor their children’s online activity and who they engage with through phone, text, email, and social media. We will remain proactive in addressing threats and encourage the community to keep us aware of suspicious activity.”

This investigation is an ongoing investigation. If you believe that you or someone you know is a victim of online child sexual exploitation, please call the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation at (800) 843-5678.National Center for Missing & Exploited Children