Sex offender accused of luring young girls online pleads guilty

Joseph Fowler

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Level Two sex offender pleaded guilty to using a fake name while posing as a photographer on social media accounts to lure young girls.

Joseph Fowler pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one charge of Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors. He previously spent time in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl.

Police said he used social media to lure girls with promises of a modeling portfolio. Instead, he was soliciting nude pictures of the girls, including one in Saratoga County.

Police told NEWS10 they were working to find other potential victims.

Fowler is scheduled to be sentenced in January.

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