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Walworth town board member resigns after being charged with attempted criminal sex act in Canandaigua

A Walworth man who served as fire chief in his community- and even served as a local elected official is facing a serious charge after trying to meet-up with a 14-year-old for sexual activity, according to police.

The Canandaigua Police Department reported the arrest of 57-year-old Karel Ambroz II, a Walworth resident, who served on the town board up until his arrest.

He’s accused of attempted criminal sex act- after police say he communicated with what he believed was a 14-year-old. However, that turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Ambroz attempted to meet up with the child for sexual activity, according to investigators with the Canandaigua Police Department.


Moments before a meeting on Thursday, the Walworth Town Board released the following statement, which indicated that Ambroz resigned shortly after his arrest:

“Less than an hour ago, the Town Board became aware of the serious allegations against Karel Ambroz, including his arrest this afternoon. Moments ago, the town received from Mr. Ambroz notice of his resignation from the Walworth Town Board. At this time, law enforcement is currently investigating the matter. As details become available we may have additional comments but we have nothing further to say at this time.”

Meanwhile, the Walworth Fire Department said in a Facebook post that it was aware of the situation. “We are addressing the situation and will have an official press release in the near future,” that statement said. Ambroz has served as the fire chief for a number of years.



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