Utica man accused of forcibly touching teen

38-year-old Doel Sepulveda of Utica (Photo provided by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office)

Following a lengthy investigation, a Utica man is facing charges for allegedly forcibly touching a teenager.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 3:08 PM
Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 3:15 PM

UTICA – A Utica man is facing charges for allegedly forcibly touching a teenager, according to Oneida County Undersheriff Joseph Lisi, who is coordinator of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.

Doel Sepulveda, 38, is charged with the misdemeanors of endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching. Authorities say his arrest followed a lengthy investigation.

According to Lisi, the victim made a report to the CAC last month about the alleged inappropriate contact that Sepulveda had with her in his Utica home this year.

Sepulveda was held in the Utica city lockup pending arraignment, and authorities say that more charges are possible as the investigation continues.

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

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