A senior AIDS official at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been arrested in a sting where he thought he was going to be engaging in “water sports” (that didn’t involve water) with a young boy. In reality, he was talking to the police.
A director within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accused of asking a person, who he thought to be a 15-year-old boy, to perform a variety of sex [sic] acts including urination.
On Thursday, Michael Goldrosen, 56, of Silver Spring, was formally indicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court on one count of sexual solicitation of a minor.
According to a detailed seven-page charging document obtained by ABC7, Goldrosen posted an advertisement in the “casual encounters” section of Craigslist on or about Tuesday, October 17.
A police officer responded, claiming to be a 15-year-old boy.
Despite obvious red flags, Goldrosen allegedly replied, “I love ws. And like younger.” Investigators clarify in court documents that “ws” stands for “water sports.”
Police say the federal government employee went on to share that he preferred to engage in oral sex [sic], be urinated on, was “ddf” (drug[-] and disease[-]free)[,] and required use of a condom during any “hookup.”
Court filings list Goldrosen as the director of State/HIV Programs for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau. Court documents additionally state [that] Goldrosen has been with the federal agency for nearly three years, earning an annual salary of $140,000.