WHITEHALL - The Whitehall Village Police Department arrested a West Chazy man and charged him with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation found that he had propositioned at least seven underage females.
Joshua Davison, 25, of West Chazy was arrested Jan. 12 by Whitehall police after an investigation that started with an incident on Dec. 29.
"We had a report of a person trying to pick up a 16-year old female and persuading her to get into his vehicle," Whitehall Police Chief Matthew Dickinson said. "We put the report on file and started to look into this, and it just snowballed to where we found that there were seven girls between the ages of 13 and 17 whose stories fit the description."
Dickinson added Davison had been arrested for similar charges by New York State Police in Crown Point over the summer, and that the investigation into the most recent alleged activities was not over.
"There is still another case pending in Dresden that we have forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney," said Dickinson.
Davison was issued appearance tickets to appear in front of Whitehall Village Court Judge Julie Eagan at a later date.