Man twice accused of molesting children arrested

CORFU, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man twice accused of sex crimes involving children has again been charged with molesting a child.

Jackie Taft of Corfu was arrested Wednesday for second degree course of sexual conduct against a child. State Police and Steuben County Child Protective Services worked together to determine that the 62-year-old had sexual contact with a child less than 13-years-old at least 10 times over a year-long period.

Authorities say Taft molested the child during multiple visits with a family in Steuben County.

He is currently being held in the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 bail.

According to State Police, a Wyoming County grand jury indicted Taft in 1979 and 1984 on accusation of sex crimes committed against children less than 11-years-old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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