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Weedsport man accused of sexually abusing victim under 13 on multiple occasions

A Weedsport man is facing child sex abuse charges that could land him in prison for more than two decades.

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Michael Peterson, 41, who was taken into custody this week as part of a child sex abuse investigation.

According to a news release, Peterson is accused of engaging in sexual contact with a child under the age of 13. He was charged with first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a class B felony indicating that the alleged abuse occurred on two or more occasions.

He was arraigned and held on $100,000 bail.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about this active investigation to call (315) 294-8143.