16 October 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Philip T. Rougeux
Troop D Commander
State Police arrested Trystan S. Chartier, age 23 from Minoa, NY for Sex Abuse 2nd degree, Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, all misdemeanors.
Chartier is accused of trying to meet up with a thirteen-year-old girl for sex. Chartier was using a social media app to have a conversation with what he thought was the thirteen-year-old girl, however, the girl’s mother had noticed the conversation on a shared cell phone. The mother took over the conversation and agreed to meet Chartier at a local Market on Kirkville Road in the town of DeWitt. Chartier arrived and was confronted by the child’s mother. Trooper Shaun Smith was flagged down by the mother and advised Chartier was attempting to meet up with her 13-year-old daughter.
Chartier was subsequently arrested. Further investigation revealed that on a previous occasion Chartier had smoked marijuana and had prior sexual contact with the juvenile.
Chartier was arraigned at Onondaga County Centralized Arraignment by Judge Cognetti and was released. He is scheduled to appear in the town of Dewitt Court on October 22, 2019, at 6:00 PM.
If anyone has information regarding Trystan S. Chartier, they are asked to contact Investigator Patrick McCormack at SP North Syracuse BCI (315) 455-2922.