Canastota man pleads not guilty to sex abuse allegations in Cortland County

Cortland County Courthouse. (Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A Canastota man that is facing sexual abuse allegations in a couple areas of Cortland County in court pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

According to Cortland County Sheriff’s reports, Nicholas R. Carew, 30, is facing sexual abuse allegations that occurred in 2010 and 2011 in the city of Cortland, and between 2011 and 2013 in the town of Homer.

On Wednesday, Carew pleaded not guilty to charges of six counts of first-degree criminal sex act (Class-B Felony), first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child (Class-B Felony) and predatory sexual assault against a child (Class A-II Felony) from the town of Homer.

Back on April 11, Carew turned himself in at the county sheriff’s office after he was accused of sexual abuse allegations in Cortland. Charges from that arrest included four counts each of first-degree criminal sex act (a Class-B Felony) and forcible touching (a misdemeanor). Carew and the victim knew each other, the report noted.

Then, on May 1, Carew was arrested on a warrant for charges out of the town of Homer.

Carew is currently being held at Cortland County Jail on $250,000 cash bail, $500,000 bond or a $1 million partially secured bond.