NEW YORK (OCN) — You can run but you can’t hide learns Dr. Jose McCullum.
Dr. Jose McCullum, 45, (known as ‘Sexy’ to friends) spent five years in prison for molesting a Nassau County girl in 2000 and created a new identity for himself to avoid having to register as a sex offender, police said. Under Megan’s Law, offenders are required to register once they move into a new area.
McCullum, 45, was released from prison in 2005. In 2006, McCullum changed his name to Jose Lopez, creating a driver’s license, phony birth certificate and a Social Security card, police said. He also used the alias Jose Rodriquez and several other identities. According to GCPD, McCullum had lived in Glen Cove and apparently moved away after being released.
Acting on a tip, Glen Cove Detective Julio Sanchez and Detective Felicia Woods staked out the Broad Street building where McCullum was living. Assisted by Elizabeth, New Jersey police, they arrested McCullum as he walked to his Lexus LS 400 parked in the parking lot.
According to reports, McCullum was previously arrested in 2000 for sexually assualting a 16-year-old girl who had been a patient.