A 15-year-old Rome boy has been charged with misdemeanor sex abuse for inappropriate contact with another teen, according to law enforcement officials.
The 15-year-old juvenile subjected a teenage girl to repeated and unwanted sexual contact in Rome on July 3, according to Det. Edwin A. D’Alessandro with the county Child Advocacy Center. Authorities said the juvenile was taken into custody on Wednesday. His identity was not released due to his young age.
The teen has been charged with one count of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor, authorities said. He is scheduled to appear before Oneida County Probation.
The victim has been offered counseling through the CAC.