[3/20/19] Harrassment and Arrest

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A 27-year-old man in New York State has been arrested and charged with harrassing and threatening school children in Chelan, Wenatchee and possibly elsewhere. The case was first reported by a third party more than a month ago, according to Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Patrol Rick Johnson:

Johnson says a onetime detective, North Patrol Deputy Aaron Seabright, used his detective’s experience to track the perpetrator down:

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The suspect was tracked to Colonie, New York – a suburb of Albany, about 30 miles north of New York City. Police there then became involved:

This past Saturday – a month after the initial report – the bust went down:

The man has been arraigned on multiple charges of promoting a sexual performance by a child, possession of a sexual performance by a child, attempted rape, attempted criminal sex act, and two counts of disseminating indecent material to a minor. Deputy Nigel Hunter says kudos need to go to the young girl’s friends who were willing to breach the relationship and report the threat:

Deputy Hunter adds this should serve as a wake-up call to parents about the dangers kids face on social media platforms: