Cops, Courts and Fire

Newtown Man Accused Of Sending ‘Inappropriate Messages’ To 13-Year-Old

Brian Joseph Garity Credit: Newtown Township police

A 43-year-old Newtown Township man has been arrested for allegedly sending a 13-year-old “inappropriate messages.” 

Brian Joseph Garity was arraigned last Friday on charges of corruption of minors and criminal use of a communication facility. District Judge Mick Petrucci released Garity on $100,000 unsecured bail. 

Police said they took a report on May 24 that Garity was sending inappropriate messages, including requests of photos of a child from the township. Garity reportedly is an acquaintance of the child’s family. 

A investigation led to charges being filed last week.

Editor’s Note: All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The story was compiled using information from police and public court documents.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001