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The former executive director of The Arc of York County was arrested Oct. 2 in York County in connection with child pornography charges in western Pennsylvania, according to police.

George Harlow Flory, 66, of the 2700 block of Tara Lane, Dover Township, is charged with four counts of unlawful contact with a minor, five counts of soliciting child pornography and one count each of obscene communication with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility. Flory allegedly sent a link to a webcam showing his genitals to an undercover police officer posing as three young girls, according to police.

A man, later identified as Flory, contacted three aliases the undercover officer was using in a chat room – a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl, according to charging documents.

Flory allegedly used the screen names of “cutegrandad” and “cutegrandpa” when talking to the undercover officer.

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Arc: Flory was executive director of The Arc of York County but was suspended without pay after his arrest, according to Raymond Kraft Jr., president of the board of directors.

The Arc of York County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families, according to the organization's website.

Kraft said Friday in a statement, which was posted on the organization's website and emailed to financial supporters, that the organization was "deeply disturbed" to learn about Flory's arrest.

Kraft said Flory's alleged actions are believed to have taken place at his home and the Pittsburgh area and are not connected to his work at the organization.

Josh Leik was appointed to serve as acting executive director, and services at the organization have not been affected, he wrote.

Additionally, Flory has been barred access to the organization's facilities, Kraft said.

Allegations: North Strabane Township Police, in Washington County, began investigating Flory in late September, when police say he initially solicited the undercover officer.

About 4 p.m. Sept. 27, Officer Gary Scherer, a member of the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, assumed the identity of a 14-year-old girl in a chat room.

Not long after after, Flory contacted the girl, court documents allege.

He told the officer he was from York and expressed sexual interest in young girls, police said. Flory indicated that he had a webcam and would use it to show his genitals to girls, according to charging documents.

He then sent a link, which, when viewed, would show the view from a webcam mounted in a fixed position showing his genitals, police allege. After sending the link, police say he would engage in ongoing and detailed sexual dialogue.

Flory would also ask the officer, who he still believed was a 14-year-old girl, to send him naked pictures, charging documents state.

He did it again the next day, Sept. 28, when speaking to the officer, who he believed was the same 14-year-old girl, according to police.

In the video link he sent, Flory could be seen talking online with an 11-year-old girl from Toronto, documents state.

Police allege Flory would repeat those actions on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, when Scherer posed as a 13-year-old girl and 12-year-old girl.

Arrest: North Strabane Police say state police and Homeland Security agents assisted in arresting Flory at his Dover Township home Monday, Oct. 2.

Flory was arraigned on the charges Tuesday, Oct. 3.

He was sent to Washington County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. He does not have an attorney listed.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 17. 

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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