Woman allegedly sexually abuses 9-year old victim

City of Cortland Police. (Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A woman was arrested late last week following an investigation where she allegedly sexually abused a 9-year old female victim, according to a City of Cortland Police Department report.

The report stated that Crystal J. Bruzee, of Endicott, sexually abused the 9-year old girl during the summer of 2021 at a residence in Cortland.

The incident was first filed to city police as a complaint on Aug. 15 last year. Following an investigation that lasted several months, Bruzee was arrested.

Bruzee was charged with predatory sex assault against a child (Class-A (II) Felony), first-degree criminal sex act (a Class-B Felony), first-degree sexual abuse (a Class-D Felony) and endangering the welfare of a child (a Class-A Misdemeanor).

Bruzee was arraigned and sent to Cortland County Jail without bail. She is due to appear in city court at a later date.

City police did not provide further information beyond the report. The Cortland Voice will provide updates once they are received.