City Police: Man allegedly threatens to strangle child

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A City of Cortland man allegedly threatened to strangle a child recently, according to a city police report.

Stephen G. Strong, of Church Street, threatened to strangle a 9-year old child with a cord, while there was an “order of protection in place protecting the child,” the report states. 

Strong was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal contempt (a felony) and endangering the welfare of a child (a misdemeanor). He was arraigned, released on one’s own recognizance and now due to appear in city court on Sept. 7.