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Man asks child to engage in sexual performance

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Nov 24, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-19 16:16:52-05

A southern tier man is accused of possessing child porn and asking a 9-year-old girl online to engage in a sexual performance.

State Police took Zachary Pope of Little Genesee into custody Monday. The 24-year-old Allegany County resident is charged with first degree disseminating indecent material to minors, promoting a sexual performance by a child, possessing a sexual performance by a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

Troopers say Pope had several images of pre-pubescent girls and used his laptop to invite a 9-year-old girl to engage in a sexual performance.

He is being held in Allegany County Jail on $1,000 bail.