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State Police: 20 year old arrested after report of attempting to lure a child


GREENPORT, N.Y. – A Columbia County man has been arrested after State Police investigated a report of attempted sexual abuse of a child.

State Police and the Columbia County District Attorney's Office say the investigation led to the arrested of 20-year-old Justin Hotaling. 

Hotaling is accused of engaging in an act where he lured a child, attempting to engage in sexual contact.  According to authorities, the incident took place over the summer at a Stockport home.

On Tuesday night Hotaling was arrested and charged with one count of Luring a Child, a felony, and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Hotaling was arraigned in the Town of Greenport Court and was sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

If anyone has information related to this arrest, they are encouraged to contact State Police in Livingston. 

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