Police: Man gave girl marijuana, forcibly touched her

SARDINIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say after giving a young girl marijuana, an Erie County man returned that night and forcibly touched her.

Joseph Hecht of Boston, NY was arrested Thursday and charged with forcible touching, fourth degree criminal sale of marijuana and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Troopers say on the last weekend of June, the 30-year-old gave marijuana to a juvenile female at a private camp off Rt. 39 in Sardinia and returned later that night and forcibly touched her.

Hecht turned himself in to State Police after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

After being arraigned, he was taken to the Erie County Holding Center on $1,000 bail.

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