Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 3:55 am
Canandaigua, NY (April 10, 2019) – A man is currently facing charges for the sexual assault of a child under the age of 9, according to authorities. On Sunday, April 7th, police announced the arrest of 56-year-old John Yarger, of Canandaigua, for predatory sexual assault against a child following an investigation into allegations against him.
The Canandaigua City Police Department was assisted in their investigation by officials from Ontario County Child Protective Services, as well as the Child Advocacy Center. The investigation revealed that Yarger had engaged in sexual contact with a child under 9-years-old on several occasions between 2017 and 2018.
Yarger is currently in custody and will soon be facing the charges against him, although no information has been provided concerning his next court appearance. No further information has been made available at this time.
New York Child Victim’s Act
First and foremost, we would like to express our deepest sympathies for the victims of this detestable predator. At this time, it is crucial for family members and victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows child victims time to make an attempt at healing before bringing legal action against their abusers if they wish. At Hach & Rose, we are unyielding about holding those who commit such monstrous sexual offenses liable for their inexcusable actions. We firmly believe that each and every child victim deserves the most compassionate and understanding representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York tragically occurs all-too-frequently, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such atrocious acts. Our sympathetic sexual abuse attorneys recognize 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 child sex abuse, please do not hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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