Monday, December 22, 2014

Authorities: TX man traveled to NYS for sex with underage girl
By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Texas man was taken into custody as he stepped off a bus Wednesday, after authorities say he traveled to New York State to engage in underage sex with an underage girl.

According to New York State Police, Austin J. Plemons, 18, of Georgetown, Texas has been charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor and was arraigned in the City of Rome Court.

Authorities said an investigation began into the possible dissemination of pornography to an underage female from the City of Rome. State Police say Plemons traveled to Utica with the intention of meeting the underage girl and taking her back to Texas with him to engage in sex.

Plemons was taken into custody at Union Station in Utica as he exited a Greyhound Bus on Wednesday.

He has been sent to the Oneida County Jail on cash bail.

State Police were assisted in this investigation by Officer Jason Paul of the City of Rome Police Department, the Williamson County, T.X. Sheriffs Office, and the Oneida County District Attorney's Office.