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Man who police called Syracuse’s ‘Most prolific sex offender’ arraigned

A former Syracuse DPW worker with a long history of sex crimes involving underage boys was arraigned on Tuesday in Onondaga County Court.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A former Syracuse DPW worker with a long history of sex crimes involving underage boys was arraigned on Tuesday in Onondaga County Court.

He entered a not guilty plea.

Mark Carrigan was indicted in September on a host of sex crimes:

  • Use of a child in a sexual performance
  • Criminal sexual act, second degree
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Criminal sexual act, third degree
  • Sexual abuse, second degree
  • Endangering the welfare of a child (2 counts)
  • Sexual abuse, third degree

Syracuse Police have called Carrigan “the most prolific registered sex offender in the city,” with a history of sex crimes dating back to 1988.

Carrigan was a level 3 sex offender when police arrested him for probation violation as he was released from Jamesville Correctional Facility in July.

He is being held without bail.

At the time of his arrest in July, Syracuse Police indicated that Carrigan may have many more victims than those who had come forward.

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