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WNY man arrested for inappropriately touching four-year-old girl

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 09:12:30-05

A Collins man is under arrest after police say he inappropriately touched a four-year-old girl.

Erie County Sheriff's detectives arrested 53-year-old Richard Smith after they got a tip from the New York State Child Abuse Hotline.  Detectives interviewed both the four-year-old and her parent during their investigation, and found that Smith inappropriately touched the girl.

Smith is charged with a Felony Criminal Sexual Act with a victim younger than 11 and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center on $50,000 cash bail.