A New Berlin resident faces charges after he allegedly had sexual contact with a child.

ROBERT WEST III (Photo: New York State Police)

Authorities say 33-year-old Robert West III was arrested Sunday by New York State Police.

Investigators say troopers were sent to a home in the town of Columbus where they were told West had touched a child in a sexual manner. The child was under the age of 14.

West also was accused of sending messages of a sexual nature to the child via the Snapchat messaging app.

West has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse and forcible touching. He also was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

West was arraigned in North Norwich town court and sent to Chenango County Jail on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Norwich city court at a later date.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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