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49-Year-Old Engaged In Sex Acts With Child Five Times, State Police Say

Peter G. Wassell, 49, of Dover
Peter G. Wassell, 49, of Dover Photo Credit: New York State Police

A 49-year-old man is facing multiple felony counts after state police say he engaged in instances of a sexual act with a victim under the age of 15 years old five times.

The New York State Police from the Dover Plains barracks and the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center arrested Peter G. Wassell of Dover and charged him with five counts of second-degree criminal sex act, all Class D felonies.

Wassell was arraigned before the town of Dover Court and released on $100,000 secured bail bond. Wassell is next scheduled to appear before the Court on Feb. 11.

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