Utica man accused of inappropriate contact with teenage boy


A 28-year-old man is accused of inappropriate contact with a teenage boy in Utica, according to law enforcement officials.

Matthew Cummings, of Utica, was involved in inappropriate conduct with a boy under the age of 17 in Utica in July 19, according to Sgt. Melissa Bolton with the county Child Advocacy Center. Following an investigation, authorities said Cummings was taken into custody on Friday.

Cummings is charged with one count each of first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, authorities said. He is scheduled to appear in Utica City Court.

The victim has been offered counseling through the CAC.

According to court records, Cummings was sentenced in May 2015 to 60 days of house arrest and three years probation for impersonating a police officer. Authorities said in November 2014 that Cummings made repeated attempts to pull over other people with his pickup truck, using a flashing light to make the stop and then showing the driver a fake state police badge.


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