LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A man who was arrested for sex abuse in March now faces one of the most serious felony charges in New York State criminal law for allegedly sexually abusing a child under age 13.
A Grand Jury indicted Bryan Bailey, 34, for felony Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child.
“This is a very serious charge,” said Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe. “The minimum Bailey would face on this is 10 years to life in state prison.”
Bailey has been in custody since mid March, when the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested him for felony Sex Abuse in the First Degree and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child allegedly having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl.
The investigation began after a concerned person reported to Deputy Ross Gerace, the School Resource Officer at Keshequa Central School, that Bailey may have been having inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile female. None of the alleged conduct is thought to have occurred at the school.
While Bailey was in custody, the District Attorney’s Office presented the case to the Grand Jury, who indicted him on this more serious charge.
On Thursday, County Court Judge Judge Dennis Cohen made it more difficult for Bailey to be released from custody while the case is pending. Bail was previously set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. Cohen reset bail at $25,000 cash or credit card.
Bailey is represented by attorney John D’Arpino of the Livingston County Public Defender’s Office.