Getzville Man Charged Downstate for Sex Related Crime

October 21, 2010 Updated Oct 21, 2010 at 11:42 AM EDT

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Getzville Man Charged Downstate for Sex Related Crime

October 21, 2010 Updated Oct 21, 2010 at 11:42 AM EDT

GARDEN CITY, NY (WKBW/WABC) - A Getzville man has been arrested by police downstate for promoting a sexual performance by a child.

Detective with the Garden City Police Department in Nassau County say that 59-year-old Timothy Laskaris of Lyrae Drive in Getzville compelled a female Nassau County resident, who is a minor under the age of 16, to produce and send him a video of herself performing a sexual act.

Laskaris was arrested on Wednesday by Garden City Police at his residence.

Laskaris is being charged with Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Hempstead, NY.