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Danbury dance teacher charged with luring child on social media

By Meka Wilson,


DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A dance instructor from Danbury is behind bars after having inappropriate conversations with a child on social media, according to police.

In March, the Bergen County Prosecutors Office Cyber Crimes Unit received information that a child was engaging in sexually explicit conversations on social media with an adult male, Edison Bueno-Tenempaguay, Dance Instructor of 300 Main St.

On Friday, March 17, Bueno-Tenempaguay was arrested on charges of luring and debauching the morals of a child.

On several occasions throughout the course of the conversations, the adult male attempted to arrange in-person meetings, describing sexual acts he planned on performing on the child, police said.

During the online chats, police said Bueno-Tenempaguay instructed the child to send sexually explicit photos, as he shared sexually explicit photos with the child.

An investigation found that Bueno-Tenempaguay was the owner of these social media accounts:

  • 1glamorouspiti
  • $GlamorousPiti
  • pitinice20
  • edison20000009

On Friday, March 17, Danbury Police Department assisted Bergen County
Prosecutors Office with a search warrant at Bueno-Tenempaguay’s residence. As a result,
Bueno-Tenempaguay was taken into custody and charged with second-degree luring and
third-degree debauching the morals of a child.

Bueno-Tenempaguay was remanded to the Bridgeport Correctional Center pending extradition to Bergen County, NJ.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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