A Newton man has been charged for corruption of minors after trying to allegedly lure a young girl into sexual activity.

Brian Garity, 43. Image via Crimewatch.

The Newton Township Police recently received a report referencing an adult male contacting a thirteen-year-old child through social media.

Detectives have identified the suspect as Brian Garity, 43, who lives in the local area. Police also say Garity was an acquaintance with the victim’s family.

An investigation revealed the man was sending the child inappropriate messages and was requesting pictures from the teenage girl.

After an arraignment, Judge Michael Petrucci set bail at $100,000. Garity posted bail and is awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jun. 10 in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

WBCB’s Kayla Santiago contributed to this post.