Rome man accused of sexually abusing a child

30-year-old Patrick Parker of Rome (Photo provided by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office)

A Rome man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually abused a child.

Posted: May. 15, 2018 10:50 AM

A Rome man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually abused a child, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi, director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

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Patrick Parker, 30, is charged with second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.

According to Lisi, Parker allegedly had sexual contact with a female child under 14 years old in the city of Rome.

Parker was processed at the Rome Police Department, arraigned at the Oneida County Jail and then released on his own recognizance.

The victim has been offered counseling services through the Child Advocacy Center.

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