A New Castle, New York man was arrested last week when he showed up to a Greenburgh, New York hotel seeking sex with a four-year-old girl, the Westchester District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Dustin Layme, 26, had been communicating online with a law enforcement agent he thought was the parent of a 4-year-old.
After explicit sexual discussions, authorities said he arranged for the Dec. 14 meeting and was taken into custody as he approached the hotel room where he expected to find the little girl and her parent.
The investigation was conducted by the District Attorney’s Office and the Hudson Valley field office of Homeland Security Investigations New York.
An analysis of Layme's cell phone by the DA's High-Technology Crimes squad uncovered at least three videos of children engaged in sexual activity.
Layme was charged with attempted predatory assault against a child, first-degree attempted rape, first-degree attempted sexual abuse and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child.
Layme was arraigned in Greenburgh Town Court and ordered held without bail at the Westchester County Jail pending his next court appearance Jan. 9.
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