Vermont Man Accused of Luring Minor Through an App

RUTLAND, Vt. - A criminal complaint has been filed against a Vermont man accused of trying to lure a minor.

Gary Pellistri JR., 31, of Rutland, is being held behind bars.

In July, family members of a 13 year-old told Colonie, New York police she was contacted by Pellistri through an app.

Police say he sent her explicit messages, asked to marry her, among other sexual favors. Investigators are looking into whether there are porn images on his devices.

The FBI is leading the investigation.


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