Sheriff: One charged with sex abuse after Steuben investigation

Sheriff Jim Allard reports the arrest of a 27-year-old in Steuben County following an investigation into alleged sexual abuse.

Jesse Gilmer, 27, of Canaseraga is accused of forcibly touching the intimate parts of a person under 18 years old. He’s also accused of subjecting the victim to a sexual act by forcible compulsion, deputies said.

He was charged with felony sex abuse, forcible touching, and unlawfully dealing with a child.

The charges will be answered at a later date.