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The Mayor and co-founder of the Boys and Girls Club of Massena is facing charges after allegedly being caught with crack cocaine after purportedly trying to escape the police.

55-year-old Tim Currier serves as the current mayor of Massena in northern New York. He also assisted in the founding of the Boys and Girls Club of Massena, now known as the Police Activities League of Massena.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, working with the district attorney’s office and Homeland Security agents, were performing an undercover investigation of a situation that they believed involved Currier selling drugs.

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A Florida man accused of having sexual encounters with a teenage girl allegedly used snacks and $150 as an offering when unknowingly interacting with an undercover agent during a sting operation.

Gregory Thomas Garcia is a 34-year-old man who resides in Orange Park.

As reported by the authorities, Garcia began communicating online with a 16-year-old girl in a purported effort to arrange sexual encounters.

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A man has been suspected of making pornographic videos with a young child when authorities linked him to footage they discovered online, each bearing a copyright and an online screen name.

During an investigation in an attempt to locate people sharing child pornography online Interpol and the Department of Homeland Security’s Boston office and apprehended a suspect. During a search of his home they located a portable storage device and upon searching the contents they found 17 pictures of what appeared to be a man sexually engaged with a 2-year-old boy. Each image was marked with a copyright and an internet username. The images were additionally posted online.

Investigators contacted Cox Communications, an internet service provider, and were able to trace the location of the person listed as the owner of the usernames on the images.

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Peter Herz, a 61-year old Westminster resident, pleaded guilty to a possession of child pornography charge in February. This offense is among many that are eligible for lifetime sex-offender registration. Before his arrest and incarceration, Herz reportedly had a job as a pianist and musical director for Laguna Beach’s “Pageant of the Masters.” Sources say he was also an accompanist at Cal State Fullerton’s Theater Department.

Herz was targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) “Operation Predator,” an initiative designed to protect children from sexual predators and to identify and rescue victims of child exploitation.

While Herz was out on bond and waiting for trial, he allegedly obtained new electronic devices and obtained new images of child pornography on them. In total, Herz was reportedly in possession of more than half a million images and roughly 400 videos of child pornography.

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