A Hudson Valley man is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl on a number of occasions.

On Friday, a joint investigation was conducted into a report that a 4-year-old female girl was sexually assaulted.

The investigation revealed that 60- year-old Michael D. Terpening of the Town of Esopus sexually assaulted the young girl on a number of occasion, police say.

Terpening was arrested and charged with course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Esopus Court and remanded to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 cash bail.

An Order of Protection was issued on behalf of the victim and her family. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed, police say.

The joint investigation was made up for members from the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, Family and Child Advocacy Center,New York State Police, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the Ulster County Child Protective Services.

If anyone has further information that may assist the continued investigation contact 845-334-5155.

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