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Wellsville man arrested by State Troopers for sexual crimes towards a young child

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Peter Shoughrue
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, 43, of Wellsville, 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 in the first 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 in the third 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 County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, or $40,000 property bond. He is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Avoca Court on April 12 at 11:00 a.m.

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