'Sex for scholarship' man arrested again

May 20, 2008 2:24:45 PM PDT
A New Jersey man already facing charges for allegedly offering a college scholarship in exchange for sex with an underage girl in Oakland was re-arrested Monday, accused of making sexually explicit remarks to teenagers in Hasbrouck Heights and Paramus.Joel Brodsky, of Hackensack, was charged with criminal trespass, endangering the welfare of a child and abuse of a child after police say he posed as an ESPN analyst, approached four students attending an SAT prep course at Indian Hills High School and attempted to elicit sex from an underage teen in March.

Authorities say the 48-year-old Brodsky, identifying himself as "Mark Adams," allegedly told the students that he would like to meet with a 16- or 17-year-old girl for sex. In exchange for being arranged with a girl, he would provide the student with a scholarship for college.

Authorities say they later interviewed five teens, who told them that Brodsky made sexually explicit remarks to them at a Hasbrouck Heights business while posing as a sports agent in February.

Brodsky allegedly touched the thigh of one teen and offered another money to physically assault two others.

Authorities say one of the boys copied down Brodsky's license plate number, which led police back to him.

After the new accusations, Brodsky surrendered and was charged with several counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of criminal sexual contact.

In another alleged incident, four teenagers say Brodsky made sexual remarks to them at a business in Paramus on Route 17 in March. One of them said Brodsky took his cellphone refused to give it back until he got the boy's number.

Police say Brodsky subsequently called the boy several times at school and offered to spend the day with him and other teens he had met.

Brodsky is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hasbrouck Heights and at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Paramus.