Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 11:52 pm
Dansville, NY (May 9, 2019) – Following an investigation, a man has been placed under arrest for the sexual abuse of a child. Police announced the arrest of Cody Harcleroad, 22, of Geneseo, on Monday, May 6th, according to authorities.
Harcleroad has been charged with predatory sexual assault, forcible touching, criminal sexual act, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. According to police, an investigation into allegations of abuse showed that Harcleroad had engaged in sexual contact with a child victim under the age of 11-years-old. The incident as reported to have happened at a home in Dansville in December 2018.
At this time, authorities have not released the identity of the victim, nor any further details regarding the nature of the abuse. Harcleroad is currently being held in Livingston County Jail without bail but no further information has been provided.
New York Child Victim’s Act
First and foremost, we wish to express our most heartfelt sympathies to the victim as they attempt to physically, emotionally, and mentally recover from their abuse. It is important for child victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows time for those impacted by sexual abuse to make an attempt at healing before taking any legal action. At Hach & Rose, we are inflexible about holding those who commit such monstrous sexual offenses liable for their despicable actions. We firmly believe that each and every child deserves the most compassionate and understanding representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York tragically occurs all too often, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such heinous behavior. Our sympathetic 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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