Chaplain Assistant Faces Federal Charge For Seeking Sex With Teens

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A Fort Drum chaplain assistant arrested in September for allegedly trying to meet underage boys for sex now faces a federal charge.

A federal grand jury in Syracuse this week indicted 27 year old Sgt. Jonathan McGeoch on a charge of using a facility and means of interstate commerce to lure teenage boys to engage in sexual activity.

McGeoch was arrested in September on felony charges of first degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to a minor and possessing a sexual performance of a child.

McGeoch allegedly used Facebook to became friends with a 15 year old and what he thought was a 13 year old boy, but was actually a police officer.

Police also took over the Facebook account of the original victim during the investigation.

The boy's mother originally contacted authorities and allowed them to use his Facebook account.

According to the complaint, McGeoch allegedly sent a nude photo of himself to the teenager and had sexually explicit chats with both boys.

Court papers say McGeoch was planning a camping trip with the boys to engage in sexual activity. He thought he was meeting them at a gas station in the town of LeRay when police picked him up.

See our report from September.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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