HOMER — A Truxton man was arrested Thursday night at the Homer state police barracks for sexually abusing a child younger than 17, according to the agency.
Everett C. McIntosh, 34, was arrested for sexually touching the child, exposing himself to the child and showing the child pornography in 2019, according to the agency.
The incident was reported to state police at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 3, according to the state police blotter.
“An investigator from the barracks in Homer had an on-going investigation since the time it was reported,” said Trooper Aga Dembinska, the local public information officer.
State police received the case as a referral from Child Protective Services, Dembinska said.
State police declined to answer questions regarding what town the attack occurred in, whether McIntosh knew the child, if the attack occurred at a residence or in a public place such as the woods, the approximate age of the child or the gender.
“As per NYSP police (sic) no age or gender is provided for these types of cases,” wrote Dembinska. “Most importantly, details are minimal because our utmost priority is to protect the victim.”
Town Courts hear all cases that stem from crimes charged to have occurred in their boundaries, with limited exceptions. McIntosh is scheduled to appear June 10 in Truxton Town Court, indicating the attack took place in Truxton.
McIntosh was released on an appearance ticket charging him with third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, misdemeanors.
Bail is allowed to be posted on all sex offense crimes, including misdemeanors, under the new bail reforms enacted Jan. 1, according to the state Association of Counties “Criminal Justice Reforms” report. Why McIntosh was not held on bail is unclear.