GREENPORT, N.Y. - The Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly abusing a 4-year-old child two years ago.
The Sheriff says in November, the now 6-year-old victim reported to relatives that 26-year-old Joseph Race, of Greenport, allegedly had inappropriate physical contact with the victim. The child's mother contacted the Sheriff's Office which started an investigation, during which Race admitted to his actions regarding the victim.
Race was a family friend and the alleged sexual abuse occurred during the summer and fall of 2010 when the family was staying at Race's home.
Race has been charged with Criminal Sexual Act 1st-degree and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash or $50,000 bond.
Anyone who may have information regarding Race is asked to contact Sheriff's Investigators at 518-828-4316.