Corrections Officer from Lee Center charged with endangering the welfare of a child

By WKTV News

LEE CENTER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A New York State Corrections Officer has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police say they provided alcohol, marijuana and indecent material to a child.

According to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, New york State Department of Corrections Officer, Stephen Palmer, 46, of Lee Center was charged after police were informed of an incident where indecent material was allegedly sent to a child by Palmer via electronic communications.

During the course of the ensuing investigation, it was also discovered that Palmer had provided alcoholic beverages and participated in smoking marijuana with the child and other individuals during a separate, non-related incident.

At this time, authorities say Palmer has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Palmer was arraigned in the Town of Lee Court and released on his own recognizance.

The investigation is ongoing, authorities said, and being conducted by members of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center and the New York State Police based out of the Town of Lee.

Anyone with further information regarding the incidents is asked to contact the Child Advocacy Center at 315-732-3990. All calls will be kept confidential.

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