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Sexual abuse charged in Waterville

Posted 12/7/22

A 57-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing two underage girls in Waterville, according to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

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Sexual abuse charged in Waterville

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WATERVILLE — A 57-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing two underage girls in Waterville, according to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

Investigators said Joseph Defazio, of Waterville, had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13 and a girl under the age of 14 over the past two years in Waterville. The authorities were notified in July, launching an investigation.

Defazio was indicted by a grand jury on Dec. 5 on one count of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts each of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said. He was arraigned in Oneida County Court and was sent to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

Defazio is scheduled to reappear in court. An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victims, and counseling has been offered through the Child Advocacy Center.

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