HEBRON — A 24-year-old Salem man was arrested Thursday for allegedly having sexual contact with a child under the age of 15, according to police.
Blake A. Wagner, 24, of county Route 31, was charged with second-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child for an incident last month in Hebron, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
He was not accused of physically forcing the child to have sexual contact, but the charge was brought because the alleged victim was too young to legally consent. The age of consent in New York is 17.
Wagner was being held pending arraignment Friday.
Sheriff's Senior Investigator Kristen Hardy, Investigator Terry Markham and Deputy Katie Paddock handled the case.