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77-year-old Deerfield man accused of sexually abusing child

A Deerfield man has been arrested for sexually abusing a child, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and Child Advocacy Center.

Posted: Dec 12, 2018 9:44 AM
Updated: Dec 12, 2018 9:50 AM

DEERFIELD, N.Y. -- A Deerfield man has been arrested for sexually abusing a child, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and Child Advocacy Center.

Rodney Lee Westbrook, 77, is accused of abusing a 5-year-old girl at his home on Monday.

He has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse – a Class D felony.

Westbrook was arraigned at the Oneida County Jail and bail was set at $15,000.

The sheriff’s office says the investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are possible.

An order of protection has been issued on behalf of the victim, and the victim has been offered counseling.

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