Man accused of having sexual relationship with underage girl

NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A southern tier man is behind bars in the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of having a sexual relationship with a juvenile female.

William Stratton of Ashville is charged with second degree course of sexual conduct against a child, third degree rape, third degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. The sheriff’s office says the 39-year-old had a sexual affair with the girl from December 2009 through August 2013 in the Town of North Harmony.

Strattion was arrested Tuesday and locked up on $20,000 bail. 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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