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Police: Registered sex offender sends pornographic website password to 14-year-old boy

Updated: 06/04/2014 11:31 PM
Created: 06/04/2014 5:13 PM WHEC.com
By: Rachel Spotts

A level three sex offender from Farmington is arrested again. This time it involves a 14-year-old boy.

William Carlton is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police say he emailed the password for a pornographic website to a teenage boy. 

Carlton was convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy back in 1995.

William Carlton currently lives in America’s Best Value Inn. News10NBC went to his room to speak with him about the allegations. He answered the door, but did not want to talk with us.

Carlton was arrested for allegedly emailing a password to a pornographic website to a 14-year-old boy.

Mark Eifert, New York State Police, said, “We got a complaint from the 14-year-old boy's mother that she was perusing his email and discovered an odd email from somebody she didn't know.” 

Investigator Eifert says Carlton knows the boy. He says they both live in Ontario County.

Eifert said, “This is a boy that's known to him. He knows the boy's father.”

The New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Carlton was also arrested back in 1995 for sodomy. 

Investigator Eifert says Carlton isn't behind bars tonight because he's not considered a flight risk.

Eifert said, “He's got some medical issues and it's very difficult for him to get around. He gets around with a walker. He's 61-years-old.”

Carlton lives at a motel in Farmington, not too far away from a soccer field where many kids were playing Wednesday night. A mom of three kids, two of which are teenagers, says having a sex offender living so close puts her on edge.

Shane Yack lives a few doors down from Carlton. He says he rarely ever sees him come out.

Shane Yack said, “He never comes out of his room, only to go to the store or whatever.”

Carlton has been arraigned and will appear in Farmington Town Court on June 16. Police say an order of protection was issued for the 14-year-old boy, ordering Carlton not to contact him in any way.





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