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Police: Steuben Co. man tried to lure teen into sex through nude photos

According to investigators, 43-year-old Peter Shoughrue exchanged nude photographs with a minor under the age of 16. (Photo: NYSP)

Wellsville, N.Y. (WHAM) - State Police arrested a man in Wellsville after a month-long investigation into child pornography allegations.

According to investigators, 43-year-old Peter Shoughrue exchanged nude photographs with a minor under the age of 16.

Shoughrue is accused of trying to lure the victim to engage in oral sexual conduct with him, according to police.

At one point, police say Shoughrue traveled to Avoca to try to engage the victim in oral sexual conduct.

State Police arrested Shoughrue and charged him with felony disseminating indecent material to minors 1st, felony attempted use of a child in a sexual performance, attempted luring a child, attempted criminal sexual act 3rd, and endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

Shoughrue is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Avoca Court on April 12 at 11 a.m.

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