Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 12:34 am
Watertown, NY (May 16, 2019) – Police announced the arrest of a teenager for the alleged sexual abuse of a child under the age of 11-years-old. According to authorities, 17-year-old Devon M. Paul, of 22662 Lewis Street, was arrested on Monday, May 13th, on charges related to having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl.
Police stated that Paul allegedly engaged in sexual contact with the child victim back on April 24th; however, they did not elaborate on the nature of the offense. City police have now charged Paul with felony first-degree sexual abuse, as well as first-degree criminal sex act.
Paul was arrested and held pending arraignment in court later that day but police have not released information concerning whether or not he posted bail. No further details have been released at this time.
New York Child Victim’s Act
Before moving forward, we wish to express our most heartfelt sympathies to the victim and her family as they attempt to recover from this incident. It is terribly important for child victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows time to make an attempt at healing before taking legal action if they wish. At Hach & Rose, we are unbending in our drive to hold those who commit such monstrous sexual offenses liable for their actions. As members of the community, we firmly believe that each and every victim deserves the most compassionate and knowledgeable representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York sadly occurs on a regular basis, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such revolting 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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