NEW YORK (OCN) — Dr. Jose McCullum (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.
Dr. 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.
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.
The detectives are continuing their probe of Dr. McCullum to see if he has any further victims since his disappearance in 2006. Along with Dr. McCullum, law enforcement are keeping a close watch in Brighton Beach where Medicare fraud is suspected. We will have more on this over the coming weeks.