A registered Level Two Sex Offender is in custody in Delaware County, accused of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

 

Sheriff’s officials say 45-year-old Richard Bennett of Davenport is accused of subjecting a girl under the age of 17 to sexual contact early last month. 

Bennett was arrested Friday, May 29 on the misdemeanor counts.

He was released after arraignment under New York Bail Reform laws.

Sheriff Craig DuMond indicated that when Bennett was released from prison in 2011, he was ordered to lifelong registration as a level two sex offender.  Bennett had been convicted in 2006 in Otsego County of rape in a case also involving a victim under the age of 17.