BETHLEHEM — A 21-year-old Troy man was arrested after police found him having sexual contact with two underage girls while in a in a car in Elm Avenue Park.
According to Cmdr. Adam Hornick, police spotted the occupied vehicle on Thursday, July 23 at around 2:58 a.m. and found Gregory Pruitt and the two girls, both of whom are under the age of 15.
It was determined one of the juveniles was a missing person out of a neighboring jurisdiction and there was an order of protection barring Pruitt of having contact with her. The order stems from a May sex offense arrest in the City of Albany. That case is still pending and Pruitt was free while under the supervision of probation, Hornick said.
In Bethlehem, Pruitt is charged with two felony counts of attempted rape, as well as the misdemeanors of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal contempt, sex abuse and the violations of unlicensed operation of a vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and not having a license plate.
He was arraigned in Bethlehem Town Court and remanded to the Albany County jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or bond.
Bethlehem Police are requesting anyone with information to call 518-439-9973.