Man arrested for paying young girls for pictures

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Granville man has been arrested for providing underage girls with marijuana and cigarettes in exchange for nude photos of themselves.

34-year-old Francis David was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly agreed to exchange drugs and $40 with a young girl in exchange of naked photos of herself.

According to officials, David set the meeting up with the girl but instead was encountered by State Police Investigators.

He was in possession of marijuana and $40 in cash. State Police are investigating prior incidents where they say David provided marijuana to other children in exchange for their naked photos.

The victims ranged in ages from 12 to 14.

David was charged with possessing a sexual performance by a child, and several other charges are pending.

He was remanded to Washington County jail after his arraignment.

Bail was set at $100,000 bond.

State Police are requesting anyone with additional information on this case to contact them at Greenwich Station, 692-3015 or the Granville Station, 642-0599.

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