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Louisville man charged with watching porn with toddler in the room (Updated)


ENDANGERING THE WELFARE - LOUISVILLE - Massena-based state police charged Gary J. “Ralphie” Sharlow, 30, of state Route 56, Massena, with endangering the welfare of a child stemming from an investigation into an incident that reportedly took place in December 2013 in the town of Louisville.

Sharlow was reportedly watching a pornographic movie while a three-year-old female old was sitting on the couch watching the movie with him. An adult female told state police she was in the bedroom trying to get their two-month-old son down for a nap and when she returned to the living room she saw Sharlow sitting in the recliner in his boxers watching television with the three-year-old on the couch.

“I realized what Gary was watching on the TV. It was male and female, naked having sex in a pornographic movie. I realized (the three year old) was watching the movie was well. Gary had the volume low enough that I could barely hear it. I yelled at Gary, ‘What is wrong with you’ and ‘that is something she should not be watching.’ He sighed and rolled his eyes and changed the channel,” she said in her statement to police.

Sharlow was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow to reappear Wednesday in Louisville Town Court.

Gary Sharlow pleaded guilty in St. Lawrence County Court in February 2003 to two counts of second-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse involving two girls, admitting just before a trial was about to begin that he engaged in sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl in September 2001 and that he had intercourse with an 11-year-old girl on two occasions in April 2002.

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