Hamburg man, 19, charged with sending sexually explicit pictures to juveniles

MACHIAS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Hamburg man has been charged with sending explicit pictures to juveniles.

Michael C. McFarland, 19, of Hamburg, was charged Sept. 6 with first degree and second degree disseminating indecent material to a minor and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

McFarland was arrested by NYSP’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, working with the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation had revealed that McFarland has sent sexually explicit pictures and messages to two juveniles (ages 12 and 14) via cell phone.

He was arraigned at Town of Yorkshire Court and will return at a later date. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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