Chenango Bridge Man Charged in Child Sex Abuse Investigation
A town of Chenango resident faces felony charges involving allegations of child sexual abuse.
Authorities say 69-year-old Larry Birt of Chenango Bridge was arrested following an investigation by the Broome County Sheriff's Office.
Detective Sergeant John Harder said Birt was taken into custody at his Carmichael Road home Tuesday afternoon.
Broome County authorities began investigating after receiving a complaint from a Florida agency.
Birt has been accused of multiple acts of sexual conduct with a child over a period of five or six years.
While investigating Birt, detectives also identified another person who alleged abuse.
Birt has been charged with sexual abuse, criminal sexual act and course of sexual conduct against a child. He also was charged with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Birt was arraigned and sent to Broome County Jail.
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