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21 March 2017
Wellsville man arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child and other crimes against a child

 Major Richard S. Allen
 Troop E Commander



March 20, 2017

A month long investigation by the New York State Police at Bath has resulted in Child Pornography related charges against a Wellsville man. Peter L. Shoughrue, age 43, of Wellsville, N.Y., allegedly exchanged nude photographs with a subject less than 16 years of age, with intent to induce and/or lure the victim to engage in oral sexual conduct with him. In addition, it is alleged that Shoughrue traveled to a location in the Town of Avoca, with intent to engage the victim in oral sexual conduct. Shoughrue was charged with Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors, 1st degree (class D felony); Attempted Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance (class D felony); Attempted Luring a Child (class A misdemeanor); Attempted Criminal Sexual Act, 3rd degree (class A misdemeanor); and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (class A misdemeanor).

Shoughrue was arraigned before Town of Avoca Justice Pat McMahon, and remanded to the Steuben Co. Jail in lieu of $20,000.00 cash bail, or $40,000.00 property bond. He is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Avoca Court on 04/12/17 at 11:00 A.

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