New York Post/Murray Weiss and Lorena Mongelli

Lt. Michael Kealy, a 45 year old NYPD veteran, was forced into retirement after being snared inan Internet sex talk with someone he thought was a 14 year old girl. Kealy, known in the departmentby the nickname Touchy Feely Kealy, got into the conversation in a Web chat room visited by womenwho want to talk with NYPD officers. It turned out that the teenager was actually an undercoverInternal Affairs Bureau detective. Kealy was brought up on departmental charges and eventuallypleaded guilty to inappropriate communication with a person believed to be a 14 year old girl. Healso pleaded guilty to departmental charges involving an accident two years ago with his personalcar in which a pedestrian was injured.

(New York)