Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – An indictment released on Wednesday states that a former Syracuse DPW worker offered four underage teenagers synthetic drugs, cigarettes and money in exchange to use them in a sexual performance.
45-year-old Mark Carrigan was arraigned on Tuesday in Onondaga County Court.
He entered a not guilty plea.
Mark Carrigan was indicted on 22 charges in September on a host of sex crimes including:
- 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.