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71 year-old accused of sex with girl under 16

By WKTV News

SPRINGFIELD CENTER, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Otsego County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 71-year-old man they say had sex with a girl under 16 at his home.

Deputies say Elso Allessandri has been charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. They say the incident happened this past weekend.

One of the child's parents contacted investigators to report it. Allessandri was interviewed and then arrested at his home Monday afternoon.

He has been arraigned and later posted $5,000 bail at court. A temporary order of protection was issued to the victim.

If Convicted, Allessandri faces up to seven years in prison.

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