Corrections officer caught in underage sex sting

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WAPPINGER -

A Westchester County Corrections Department captain has been taken into police custody in a recent underage sex sting.

Authorities arrested Thomas Abrams, 52, of Wappinger, along with 11 other men as part of a coordinated effort between sheriffs and the FBI called "Operation Spider Byte."

They're accused of using social media to solicit various criminal sexual acts from young girls ranging from 9 to 14 years old.

Abrams has been charged with attempted second-degree criminal sexual act.  He is due back in court on July 3.

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