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Mechanicville man arrested for sexual abuse of a child

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y.—A Mechanicville man was arrested on felony charges on Wednesday.

Robert McLaughlin, 57, was charged with Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, Aggravated Sexual Abuse, Possession of a Sexual Performance by a child, and Promoting Sexual Performance by a Child.

After investigation, it was discovered that McLaughlin did sexually abuse a child less than 11 years old and possessed images of the abuse.

On May 7, the State Police executed a search warrant at McLaughlin’s residence and secured additional items of evidence.

McLaughlin was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail or $250,000 bond. He is due back in court on May 14 at 3 p.m.

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