Harrisville man pleads guilty to attempted rape
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A 30-year-old Harrisville man has taken a plea deal after being arrested in a law enforcement sting targeting child sexual predators.
Brian LaPlatney pleaded guilty Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to second-degree attempted rape.
He’s expected to receive 10 years probation when he’s sentenced on November 29. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.
LaPlatney and nine other people were arrested in a sting in which law enforcement officials posed as children online and arranged to meet in person.
State police, the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division, and the FBI conducted the multi-day operation in September 2022.
LaPlatney was originally charged with second-degree attempted rape.
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