AVON – A local resident was arrested for a felony sex offense after investigators with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office found that he had engaged in sexual acts with a young child.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ronald Heffernan, 38, was charged with Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a B felony.
Heffernan allegedly had sexual contact with an 8-year-old child at the end of September 2015.
The investigation and arrest were handled by Sheriff’s Investigator Gene Chichester of the Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of the Livingston County Child Protective Services and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Heffernan was arraigned in Avon Town Court before Judge Michael Torregiano and remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
Heffernan is due back at Avon Court at a later date.