A Dutchess County man is accused of sexually abusing someone younger than 15 multiple times.

On Tuesday, New York State Police from the Dover Plains barracks and the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center arrested Peter G. Wassell, 49, of Dover for five counts of criminal sex Act in the second degree, all class D felonies.

An investigation found Wassell engaged in five separate instances of a sexual act with a victim under the age of 15-years-old, police say. More details weren't released.

Wassell was arraigned before the town of Dover Court and released on $100,000 secured bail bond.

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