Cortland County Man Accused of Inappropriate Touching of Children
Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say a Freetown man is accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old child at his home.
Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say they got a complaint April 18 about an alleged sex crime in Freetown.
Deputies say 47-year-old Jerry Smith accused of inappropriately touching the older child while he was supposed to be supervising the teen at his home.
During the investigation, authorities say they learned the second victim had also been inappropriately touched during the same timeframe at Smith’s home.
Smith was arrested Tuesday, April 26 and charged with felony Sexual Abuse and misdemeanor counts of Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in Town of Freetown Court next month.