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Sleepy Hollow Official Resigns In Wake Of Teen Sex Charges

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. – The chair of the Sleepy Hollow Planning Board is resigning amidst charges that he tried to arrange a rendezvous with an undercover detective posing as a 15-year-old girl, Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray said Friday.

George Tanner, 60, was appointed to the planning board in 2010. His term was set to expire in 2015.

The Westchester County District Attorney's Office charged Tanner with attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors, a felony, on Wednesday. He is due in White Plains City Court Thursday at 9 a.m.

Attempts to reach Tanner were not successful. Wray would not elaborate how Tanner's position would be filled.

The complaint filed against Tanner states a member of the Westchester County District Attorney's High Technology Crime Bureau “assumed the undercover role of a 15-year-old female and engaged in a series of ‘chat’ conversations with the defendant via the Internet” between Feb. 15 and March 7.

The detective made it clear “she” was 15, and the district attorney's office said Tanner then discussed specific sexual acts and then tried to arrange a sexual tryst with the girl.

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