Broome County Sheriff's officials say a Town of Chenango man is facing several felony charges for allegedly setting a fire at a home while a disabled child was present.

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25-year-old Corey Valdez was arrested February 3 after authorities say they received a report of a man intentionally lighting a large stuffed animal toy on fire in a bathtub.

The fire was put out before the Deputies arrived but fire caused damage to the bathroom.

A disabled 10-year-old child as in the home at the time.

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Valdez is charged with felony counts of arson, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child as well as misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Valdez was taken to the Broome County Public Safety Facility for arraignment.

A news release from the Sheriff's office did not indicate any injuries in connection with the incident.

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