Albany police say Carl Barton, 48, of Albany is in custody after allegedly following a Albany High School student in a vehicle. 

Barton, a level 2 sex offender apparently pulled up alongside the 15 year old girl on the 300th block of Ontario Street on Thursday. The teenager told police that the driver was attempting to start a conversation with her, asking her to get into the vehicle. The girl refused talking to Barton and ran for help.

Police arrested Barton a short time later. He is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child and stalking.