Man accused of forcibly touching disabled family member

Posted at 9:31 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 09:46:05-04

A 70-year-old Machias man is facing charges after police say he forcibly touched a disabled family member.

State Police responded to a domestic dispute on State Route 16 in the Town of Machias Friday.  They say their investigation revealed that DeJesus was forcibly touching his family member, who was confined to a wheelchair.  He was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Physically Disabled Person, Forcible Touching, and Aggravated Family Offense Forcible Touching among other things.  Police say DeJesus is a registered sex offender.  He was previously convicted of forcible touching in June of 2015.

DeJesus was arraigned in the Town of Yorkshire Court and taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail.  State Police are asking anyone with information on DeJesus to call them at 716-353-4029.

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