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NY Cardiologist Sentenced In Internet Sex Sting

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Long Island cardiologist arrested in an internet sex sting has been sentenced to five years' probation and mandatory sex offender treatment.

Dr. Jose Poulose was sentenced Thursday in Queens after pleading guilty to trying to arrange a tryst with an undercover detective posing online as a 14-year-old girl.

Prosecutors say the 44-year-old Mineola doctor sent explicit instant messages in a chat room in 2007 while using a suggestive screen name. He's also accused of sending the undercover detective an Internet link to a sex video. He was arrested bearing Godiva chocolates for the anticipated rendezvous.

The doctor could loose his license, but under the sentencing terms he was not required to surrender it. Poulose's lawyer told Newsday his client hopes to continue his practice.

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