Troopers arrest man on charges of sexual abuse

FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police say a victim reached out to them following sexual abuse in the Town of Friendship, and they’ve made an arrest following an investigation.

Troopers say they detained Paul R. Smith, 29, on Monday, five days after the initial report of the abuse. Smith stands charged with second degree sexual abuse and forcible touching.

After he was arraigned, Smith was remanded to Allegany County Jail in lieu of $15,000. He last appeared in court on June 16.

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