Barker Man Arrested

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM EDT

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Barker Man Arrested

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM EDT

( NYS Police release ) On July 6, 2011 the New York State Police in Lockport in conjunction with the NFTA Police Department arrested JOHN W. INGHAM, age 27, of Barker, NY for Disseminating Indecent Material to minors in the first degree, a class D felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor. INGRAM is employed as a police officer for the NFTA Police Department.

The New York State Police in Lockport received a complainant that INGHAM sent a sexually explicit image to a child less than seventeen years old. The investigation revealed that INGHAM had sent the image to the child in an attempt to induce the child to meet him for a sexual encounter.

INGHAM was arraigned before Town of Lockport Judge RAYMOND SCHILLING and remanded to the Niagara County Jail on $10,000.00 cash bail / $20,000.00 secured bond and is scheduled to re-appear on July 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM.