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Ballston Spa man faces attempted rape charge

Ballston Spa man faces attempted rape charge

John Scott has internet contact with officer posing an underage girl
Ballston Spa man faces attempted rape charge
John J. Scott
Photographer: Shutterstock; Inset photo via Saratoga County Sheriff's Office

BALLSTON SPA — A Ballston Spa man faces charges of attempted second-degree rape and attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

John J. Scott, 24, was arrested on Aug. 17, after investigators said he attempted to meet with an underage female for sexual activity. He is accused of initiating contact online with an undercover police officer posing as a juvenile, and continuing the contacts over a period of time. The contacts culminated with an attempt to meet the internet contact at a park in Milton with the intent of having sexual relations, deputies said. That is when he was arrested.

Scott was arraigned before Milton Town Justice Timothy Brown and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail.

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