Man faces sex abuse charges

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A 24-year-old Utica man is accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl, according to law enforcement officials.

Warren Abel, 24, of Utica, had sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl in Utica on April 4, according to Sgt. Melissa M. Bolton and Inv. Mark Chrysler with the county Child Advocacy Center.

Abel was located and taken into custody on Wednesday, the law enforcement officials said.

Abel is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, the authorities added.

He is scheduled to appear in court.

The victim has been offered counseling through the CAC.

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