March 25, 2019 03:19 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The former Rochester YMCA daycare worker facing federal charges after allegedly attempting to have sex with a minor has been deemed competent to stand trial.
Last week, 37-year-old Hashim McCullough, who formerly worked at the YMCA on Lewis Street in Rochester, was charged with attempted production of child pornography and enticement of a minor.
According to federal prosecutors, on March 7, McCullough started communicating online with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. McCullough had asked for nude photos from the minor and asked to meet up for sex.
However, the 14-year-old was actually an undercover FBI agent.
McCullough had planned to meet up with the 14-year-old at a Brighton apartment complex but when he arrived, he was arrested on the spot.
Members of the public who have specific information related to this case are urged to contact the Bivona Child Advocacy Center at 1-585-935-7800.
The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of life, and $250,000 fine.
Updated: March 25, 2019 03:19 PM
Created: March 25, 2019 03:15 PM
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