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Troopers: Queensbury man attempted to commit sex act with girl in Colonie; Arrested in sting

Mark K. Laux - Credit: New York State Police (inset) File (Background)

Mark K. Laux - Credit: New York State Police (inset) File (Background)

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COLONIE – A Queensbury man traveled to Colonie in an attempt to commit a sex act with a girl, but investigators were there waiting for him in sting, state police said.

Mark K. Laux, 40, of Queensbury, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree attempted criminal sexual act, first-degree attempted disseminating indecent materials to minors and second-degree patronizing a person for prostitution, felonies.

He is accused of traveling to a location in Colonie to engage in oral sex with a person he believed to be under the age of 15. The person, however, was a state police investigator. He arrived at the location and was taken into custody, state police said.

Laux was issued an appearance ticket and released to appear in court later.

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