Sheriff: Man arrested after having sexual relationship with teenager
JOHNSBURG, N.Y. – A 46-year-old man has been arrested for
having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl he met online.
According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, they
responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Tuesday. The domestic dispute
took place inside a motor vehicle on State Route 28 in Johnsburg.
Sheriff's Officers were able to locate a 16-year-old female
victim walking along the roadway. Following an investigation, officers
determined the female was involved in an argument with Peter Stewart of
Stewart was found operating his vehicle on State Route 28N
while officers were interviewing the teenager.
Authorities were able to determine from two interviews that
Stewart and the teenager had been engaged in a sexual relationship for one
year. They met on the online dating site Ashley Madison.
Stewart has been charged with Rape 3rd for
engaging in sexual intercourse with a person less than 17 years of age,
Criminal Mischief 4th for causing damage to the victim's cell phone
which prevented her from making a call for help. He was also charged with
Criminal Obstruction of Breathing for grabbing the teenager around the throat
while the two were inside the vehicle.
Stewart has been arraigned and he was remanded to the Warren
County Correction Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.
A no contact order of protection was issued on behalf of
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