MAYFIELD, N.Y. -- A Town of Mayfield man is facing sexual abuse charges just months after being charged with producing child pornography.
State Police arrested Richard Hastings, 18, after a two month investigation with Homeland Security. He has now been charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
Hastings was also arrested back in August, along with his brother, for allegedly taking sexually explicit photographs and video of a seven-year-old child who was staying at their home. He is currently at Rensselaer County Jail on unrelated charges.
Hastings will be arraigned in the Town of Mayfield court next month.