A registered sex offender living in the Hudson Valley is accused of sexually abusing a child in the area and police believe more victims are possible.

On Wednesday, the Town of Montgomery Police Department conducted an investigation of allegations of a sexual assault. The assault allegedly took place between July and August on more than one occasion involving a person under 13, police say.

Following an investigation, 35-year-old Jeremiah C. Hochteil of Montgomery was arrested. Police didn't release how their investigation led to Hochteil being charged with rape and predatory sexual assault of a child, both felonies.

He was remanded to the Orange County Jail with no bail. Hochteil is listed as a Level-2 sex offender, according to the New York State sex offenders database. In 2003, he was convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in Walden and sentenced to 6 months in prison.

The investigation is ongoing with the possibility of other victims, police say. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Sgt Farina at 845-457-9211 or gfarina@townofmontgomery.com

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