Utica man accused of endangering welfare of disabled child

36-year-old Philip Kistner of Utica (Photo courtesy of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office)

A Utica man is facing a felony charge following a child abuse investigation.

Posted: Dec. 11, 2017 11:48 AM

A Utica man is facing a felony charge following a child abuse investigation, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief Deputy Lisi, director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 36-year-old Philip Kistner of Utica was arrested and charged with felony first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person. According to Lisi, the arrest followed an investigation into alleged child abuse.

Kistner was arraigned in Utica City Court and sent to the Oneida County Jail on $2,500 bail.

Victim services were offered to the victim by the Child Advocacy Center.

Lisi says the case has been referred to the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office for further investigation, and additional charges may be filed.

Anybody with information or concerns regarding the case is asked to call the Child Advocacy Center at 315-732-3990.

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