State Police: 74-year-old Southern Tier man had sexual contact with a child

SIDNEY, N.Y. - Police have arrested a Sidney man accused of having sexual contact with a child.

New York State Police arrested Marion Thompson, 74, on May 27, and charged him with Sexual Abuse 1st degree, a felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor.

Police say an investigation determined that Thompson had sexual contact with a victim who was less than 11-years-old in the Town of Sidney.

Thompson was arraigned in the Town of Sidney Court, where he was released on his own recognizance.

His next court day is in June, and an order of protection was issued against on behalf of the victim.

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