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Newcomb teen arrested for taking lewd photos of woman

— New York State Police arrested a Newcomb teenager at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, April 12 for allegedly taking nude photos of girl without her permission and sending them to others online.

Bryce Brown, 17, was charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, a Class E felony.

The arrest stems from an incident on Sept. 8, 2011. Brown had allegedly been taking photos of a 20-year-old girl without her knowledge in a bathroom with his iPod and sent them by email to classmates, according to State Police investigator Steve Ansari. Shortly after the incident, the woman heard rumors that there were nude pictures of her on the Internet and reported it to the police. The woman said she did not consent to having the photos taken or uploaded online.

After the incident was reported, Ansari said Brown had left the area and went to Salt Lake City, Utah. On April 12, the police department received a tip Brown had returned to the area and picked him up.

Brown was arraigned in Newcomb Town Court and remanded to the Essex County Jail in Lewis in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

A Class E Felony could carry a penalty of probation or up to 16 months to four years in prison, according to Essex County Assistant District Attorney Michael T. Langey.

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