Rome man accused of sexual contact with child

25-year-old William Lighthall Jr. of Rome (Photo provided by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office)

A Rome man was arrested Monday for alleged sexual contact with a child.

Posted: May 7, 2018 4:30 PM

A Rome man was arrested Monday for alleged sexual contact with a child, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi, director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

William Lighthall Jr., 25, is charged with felony third-degree criminal sexual act. Lisi says Lighthall allegedly had sexual contact with a male child under 17 years old in the city of Rome on April 29.

Lighthall was arraigned in Rome City Court and sent to the Oneida County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or bond.

An order of protection was requested on behalf of the victim, who has also been offered services through the Child Advocacy Center.

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