A 35-year-old Chenango County man has been accused of using force to have sexual contact with someone.

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Authorities say James F. Smith of Norwich was arrested on Saturday by New York State Police.

According to investigators, Smith was charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, a felony. He also faces a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Smith was arrested after police were informed of an incident that allegedly occurred in the Town of Norwich.

Smith was arraigned in Oxford town court and sent to Chenango County Jail on $25,000 bail.

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