Bedford Hills resident James Collins, Jr., age 67, was arrested in connection with a juvenile sex crime that happened in Chappaqua following an investigation, New Castle Police announced on Thursday, Nov. 9.
According to the department, Collins had sexual relations with a boy under the age of 17. He is now charged with one count of third-degree criminal sex act.
Following his arrest, Collins was arraigned in the Town of New Castle Justice Court on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and remanded to Westchester County Jail on $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bond. He will reappear in court on Thursday, Nov. 16.
In addition to New Castle Police, the Westchester County Police Department Real-Time Crime Center, the Bedford Police Department, and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office also assisted with the investigation, which is still ongoing. More charges may be filed, police said.
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