SPRINGWATER – A Mount Morris man was arrested for allegedly forcibly touching two teenagers in Livingston County.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, David Pfuntner, 62, was arrested for three counts of misdemeanor Forcible Touching.
The charges are based on two incidents alleged to have occurred with a 13-year-old in Springwater in 2013 and one incident alleged to have occurred with a 15-year-old in Ossian in 2015.
According to NYS Penal Law Section 130.50, Forcible Touching means that a person intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly touches the sexual or intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or or abusing such person; or or for the purpose of satisfying the actor’s sexual desire.
According to the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, Pfuntner is a level 3 sex offender, or at maximum risk to re-offend. He was convicted of Sodomy in the Second Degree in Livingston County in 1982 for having deviate sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old.
Springwater Justice Donald Haywood arraigned Pfuntner. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office recommended bail in the amount of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond but Justice Haywood set bail at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.
The investigation was conducted by Sheriff’s Investigators Brad Schneider, Josh Monster, and Dan Rittenhouse under the direction of Captain Brian Applin, all of the Criminal Investigations Division.
Also assisting in the investigation was Dansville School Resource Officer Deputy Sheriff Bob Holt, the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office and Livingston County Child Protective Services.