PENN YAN, N.Y. (WETM) – New York State Police in Horseheads have arrested an Erie County man in Penn Yan for allegedly promoting a sexual performance by a child.

According to State Police, Jamel Werts of Lackawanna, New York, was arrested at 3 a.m. on Nov. 8 and held. State Police say the alleged incident was reported in December 2018.

Werts was arrested on three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class D felony.

A person is guilty of promoting a sexual performance by a child when, knowing the character and content thereof, he produces, directs or promotes any performance which includes sexual conduct by a child less than seventeen years of age.

Werts was held following his arrest.

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