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West Falls man accused of sexually assaulting child, held on $500,000 bail

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 14:34:07-04

WEST FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 34-year-old West Falls manis being held in Wyoming County Jail on $500,000 after being charged with one count of predatory sexual assault against a child.

Nicholas B. Turnquist was arrested by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office at his Reading Road residence on Wednesday after a search warrant was executed at his home. Turnquist, who used to live in the Town of Java in Wyoming County, was arraigned in Wyoming County Court before being committed to the Wyoming County Jail.

Deputies were assisted in the execution of the search warrant by members of the East Aurora Police Department and the FBI. Information regarding the nature of Turnquist's alleged crime have not been provided.

Turnquist is due back in Wyoming County Court; a court appearance date was not provided by the sheriff's office. Investigators say they are continuing to look into this case. Anyone with information should call Investigator Anderson at the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office at (585) 786-8989.