A 37-year-old man who was arrested by Binghamton police has been accused of violent sex crimes involving children.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Authorities say Ronald Peterson of Binghamton was named in an eight-count indictment handed up by a Broome County grand jury.

Peterson faces two counts each of first-degree rape and predatory sexual assault against a child. He also was indicted on three counts of second-degree criminal sexual act and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

Prosecutors say Peterson initially was charged with criminal sexual act when he was arrested on June 12.

The incidents for which Peterson was indicted allegedly occurred from 2004 through the summer of 2015.

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