Brian J. Garity

 Brian J. Garity 

NEWTOWN >> Newtown Township Police took a report in reference to a man who was allegedly contacting a 13-year-old child via social media.

During the course of the investigation, detectives confirmed that the man, who is an acquaintance to the victim's family, was contacting the child with inappropriate messages, including requesting photos from the child.

As a result of the investigation, 43-year-old Brian J. Garity of Newtown Township was charged with felony offenses of corruption of minors and criminal use of a communication facility.

On May 31, Garity was arraigned by District Judge Michael Petrucci and was released on $100,000 unsecured bail.

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