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Newfield man charged with sexual abuse of child

A Newfield man was arrested on sex abuse charges, according to authorities.

Deputies say Remanu J. Phillips, 29, of Newfield, has been charged with felony sexual abuse following a complaint that an adult was having sexual contact with a child younger than 11 years old.

He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, arraigned in Town of Ithaca Court and released.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said its criminal investigations division received a report of possible sex abuse on October 16th and through additional interviews – Phillips was identified as the suspect.