St. Regis Falls man arrested following investigation of alleged inappropriate sexual advances toward teen

ST REGIS FALLS —   Christopher N. Santa, 58, St. Regis Falls, was arrested by state police on Sept. 9 following an investigation of alleged inappropriate sexual advances toward a teen victim.

The investigation revealed since 2019, Santa had conversed with the victim both verbally and electronically, in an inappropriate and sexually suggestive manner, troopers said.

The investigation also revealed Santa had offered the victim a quantity of money in exchange for sexual contact with him, troopers said.

Santa was arrested for one count of third-degree patronizing prostitution and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arraigned in the Town of Waverly Court, where he was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to reappear at the Town of Waverly Court at a later date.