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Albany sex offender accused of harassing public employees

Albany sex offender accused of harassing public employees

An Albany sex offender has been arrested after authorities say he repeatedly harassed female county

An Albany sex offender has been arrested after authorities say he repeatedly harassed female county employees for sex in exchange for money.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says it learned late last week that 49-year-old George M. Stott, of 115 Grand St., had been contacting employees at the county’s Department of Mental Health. They allege he was attempting to solicit sex in exchange for money.

Sheriff’s investigators responded to his text messages, posing as a female county employee. On Tuesday, he was located and arrested at the Red Carpet Inn on Northern Boulevard. At the time, investigators say he had four cell phones on him that he claimed were given to him free by the government.

Stott was charged with third-degree patronizing a prostitute, a misdemeanor. He is a convicted sex offender and currently on parole. He also faces parole charges now. He is being held at the Albany County Correctional Facility and is scheduled to appear in New Scotland Town Court.

The Sheriff’s Office is still seeking to identify the other women they say Stott admitted to texting for sex. Anyone who has had contact with him should contact investigators at 720-8075.

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