ST. REGIS FALLS, N.Y. (WWNY) - A St. Regis Falls man is accused sexually exploiting an underage teenage girl for three years.
U.S. Department of Justice officials say 81 year old Robert Fitzgerald sexually abused the girt starting when she was 14, photographed and video-recorded the abuse, and sold the photos and recordings to others.
Officials say as recently as August 9, video recordings were found on a computer in Fitzgerald’s possession of him sexually abusing the girl when she was 17.
He was ordered detained following a hearing in federal court in Albany.
If convicted, he could face from 15 to 30 years in prison and up to a lifetime of post-release supervision.