A 20-year-old Sloan man has been charged with unlawfully tattooing at least four area teenagers, and Erie County sheriff’s investigators suspect that more children may have been victimized.
Jacob T. Gammack was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and six counts of tattooing a child under the age of 18.
Gammack apparently was living in the Town of Hamburg at the time of the alleged unlawful tattooing.
The mother of three of the victims filed a complaint with the sheriff’s office in September, alleging that the tattoos were imprinted on her daughters – ages 14, 15, and 16 – without her knowledge or consent.
Deputy Gary Mosier of the North Collins substation investigated the incident and also found another alleged victim, age 15.
Deputies said Gammack may have been recruiting underage tattoo customers on Facebook and at the Erie County Fair.
Anyone with information may contact the Sheriff’s Office at 858-2903.