Tupper Lake, NY (March 6, 2019) – On Monday, March 4th, police arrested a man for the sexual abuse of a child following a complaint and subsequent investigation. According to troopers, 28-year-old William R. Facteau, of Tupper Lake, was arrested on Monday, although authorities did not specify an exact time the arrest was made.
The investigation into this case revealed that Facteau had inappropriate sexual contact with a 4-year-old child at some time in June 2018, although the act was not reported until July 16, 2018. Facteau has been sexual abuse and criminal sexual act, both as first-degree felonies. He was also charged with a misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a child.
According to Sgt. Donald Gravell of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Facteau was held in lieu of $5,000 bail, which he posted on Tuesday night, March 5th. Facteau has also been charged with resisting arrest after he was reported to have attempted to evade police and resisted being taken into custody.
Facteau will be arraigned in Franklin County Court on March 26, 2019, according to Sgt. Gravell.
Sexual Abuse in New York
First and foremost, we would like to express our sincerest sympathy for the victim, as we maintain hope for their physical, emotional, and mental recovery at this time. In cases involving such a young child, it is important for family members to realize that the newly drafted Child Victim’s Act in New York allows child victims time to come to terms with their abuse. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we are inflexible about holding those who sexually abuse children liable for their shameful and deplorable actions, and we firmly believe that each and every victim deserves the most compassionate representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York occurs all-too-often, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such heinous acts. Our dedicated and sympathetic sexual abuse attorneys understand the severe trauma that so many victims have been forced to endure, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, please don’t hesitate to call us at (212) 779-0057 today.
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