Cops: Oneida County man forcibly touched a cerebral palsy patient

FORESTPORT, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - An Oneida County man is facing charges after he allegedly touched an Upstate Cerebral Palsy client inappropriately.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, 40-year-old Alan Schmelzle, an employee, touched the 24-year-old female client at work sites in Forestport, and also in the town of Trenton.

He was charged with forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor, and given an appearance ticket.

He is scheduled to appear in Town of Forestport Court on a later date.

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