Two Massena men who allegedly believed they were arranging sex with teenage girls have been charged by state police with Internet crimes against children.
Marc Cappione, 44, and James Anagnos, 38, are charged with one count each of attempted dissemination of indecent material to a minor, a felony, and for attempted endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
State police say Anagnos is already registered as a level 3 sex offender.
BCI investigators in Loudonville, near Albany, charged the men in the course of an online sting conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the New York Attorney General’s office, the State Police Computer Crime Unit, and Loudonville BCI.
Police say both men were arrested after engaging in what they believed to be 13- and 14-year-old girls in online communications that were sexually explicit and discussed meeting them for sex.
Anagnos was arraigned in Albany city court and committed to the Albany County Jail with no bail.
Cappione was arraigned and was committed to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. He is due in court on Dec. 27.
Police say their investigation continues.