A prominent trans rights and HIV activist has been arrested in New York City for the solicitation of a minor. Lailani Muniz, 39, was caught in a predator sting conducted conducted by Fred Medina of NY Creeps Spotlight, a non-profit child safeguarding organization seeking to expose adults who wish to abuse children.
Muniz, who is HIV positive, was a spokesperson with Amida Care, a New York nonprofit health insurance organization which states its goal is to serve “people living with HIV/AIDS; people who are experiencing homelessness … and people of transgender experience…” Muniz was also a member of the ‘HIV Stops With Me‘ campaign.
But on October 20, Muniz was arrested after being caught in NY Creeps Spotlight’s sting. The predator hunters with the Spotlight had established a profile on gay dating app Grindr advertising to be a 14-year-old child named “Josh.”
According to Bronx Times, Muniz eventually arranged to meet “Josh” at an apartment building in Bedford Park on October 20, and had reportedly encouraged “Josh” to bring a condom. Police arrested Muniz at after being alerted to his location by NY Creeps Spotlight.