A Hudson Valley teen is accused of sexually abusing a child from Dutchess County.

On Monday, New York State Police in conjunction with investigators from the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center arrested 19-year-old Jairon Gregorio Mendez of Hillsdale for a course of sexual conduct with a child, a class B felony.

An investigation, initiated as a result of a law enforcement referral to the New York State Central Registry for Child Abuse, determined Mendez engaged in a course of sexual conduct with a child, police say.

Mendez was arraigned before the town of Amenia Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

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