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Liverpool man denies trying to meet child for sex at Fingerlakes Mall

After posting an ad on Craigslist looking for a “young playmate,” Jason Holcomb went to the Fingerlakes Mall to meet who he thought was a 12-year-old girl; however, the Cayuga County district attorney said it turned out to be a trooper with the New York State Police.

Holcomb, of Liverpool, was arrested in May and initially charged with two felonies in the town of Aurelius: one count of first-degree attempted rape and one count of first-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to minors. But now, the 36-year-old is facing additional felonies after a grand jury handed down a six-count indictment in Cayuga County.

On Tuesday, Holcomb pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree attempted rape, a class C felony, and five counts of first-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to minors, a class E felony.

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