Corfu Man Arrested for Sexual Conduct Against Child Under 13-Years-Old

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Corfu Man Arrested for Sexual Conduct Against Child Under 13-Years-Old

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT

TOWN OF CORFU, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Town of Corfu man is behind bars tonight after police say he had sexual contact with a child less than 13-year-old.

State Police arrested 62-year-old Jackie Taft and charged him with Sexual Conduct Against a Child.

An investigation by State Police and Steuben County Child Protective Services revealed that Taft had sexual contact at least 10 times over the period of a year, with a child less than 13 years old.

Authorities say Taft gained access to the child during multiple visits with a family in Steuben County.

Taft has a criminal history.

He was indicted by a Wyoming County Grand Jury in 1979 and again in 1984 for sex crimes he committed against children less than 11 years old.

Taft was arraigned in the Town of Campbell and committed to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash bail.