Potsdam, NY (March 28, 2019) – A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child on Thursday, March 28th. According to police, 22-year-old James Matteson, of 578 Route 11B, Potsdam, has been indicted on charges that stem from abuse that occurred July 2018.
Police reported that Matteson had subjected an unidentified 11-year-old child to sexual contact. The details of the abuse have not been provided at this time as the charges have only occurred following an investigation that is likely to be ongoing.
No further information has been provided concerning the events that led to Matteson’s arrest or the allegations against him. This is currently a developing story and more information will be released in the future.
First and foremost, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the victim, as we actively maintain hope for their physical, emotional, and mental recovery. In cases involving minors, it is important for family members to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows victims time to come to terms with their abuse before moving forward. At Hach & Rose, we are unbending in our conviction to hold those who commit sexual offenses liable for their deplorable actions. We firmly believe that each and every victim deserves the most compassionate and knowledgeable representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York occurs all-too-often, and we are wholeheartedly devoted to helping the victims of such heinous acts. Our 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 in New York, please don’t hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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