Candor, N.Y. — An Ithaca man faces the charge of “tattooing a child less than 18 years old,” state police announced Thursday.

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On Tuesday, at around 9:13 p.m., state police in Owego arrested Joshua R. George, 23, of Ithaca.

George was charged with the misdemeanors of endangering the welfare of a child and tattooing a child less than 18 years old. A girl unlawfully received a tattoo while at a residence on Back West Creek Road in the Town of Candor, state police said.

“An investigation determined that George had unlawfully tattooed his 15 year old girlfriend with a homemade tattoo gun. George was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Candor on May 11, 2015,” a news release said.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.