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Collins man arrested for sex act with a child

COLLINS – Richard Smith, 53, of Collins was arrested Nov. 16 after Erie County Sheriff’s detectives received a tip from the New York State Child Abuse Hotline.

Mug_Smith copyThe detectives worked with an Erie County Child Protection Services employee and interviewed the 4-year-old female and parent and discovered that Smith had inappropriately touched the girl in her pelvic area.

Smith was arrested and charged with a felony count of a criminal sexual act with a victim less than 11-years-old and a Class-A misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a child. He was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

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