GUILDERLAND — A 42-year-old Schenectady man has been arrested for “engaging in sexually oriented on-line chats” with a 15-year-old Guilderland girl, according to a release from the Guilderland Police who made the arrest on Friday. Hotaling of 117 Ninth Ave, who works at Rollarama in Rotterdam, met the girl there and “ a relationship was initiated,” the release says.
Hotaling was charged with first-degree and second-degree disseminating indecent material to minors, both felonies, and with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
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