Philip S. Haggart

Floyd man accused of sexual abuse of girl

Published Sep 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF FLOYD — A 64-year-old man was charged Wednesday with sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl at his residence starting back in 2017.

Det. Edwin A. D’Alessandro, with the sheriff’s Child Advocacy Center, said Philip S. Haggart was taken into custody at the sheriff’s office in Whitestown and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony.

Det. D’Alessandro said the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office recommended that bail be set in the amount of $7,500, however, after arraignment, Haggart was released on his own recognizance.

The detective said an order of protection for the victim against Haggart was also requested.

The victim has been offered counseling through the county Child Advocacy Center. D’Alessandro said additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.