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Winthrop man accused of sex act with teen


STOCKHOLM — A Winthrop man is accused of engaging in a sex act with a person under the age of 15, state police said.

Michael A. Francis, 55, of 292 Mahoney Road, was charged Sunday afternoon with one count of committing a criminal sex act with a victim under 15, a class D felony, and one count of acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17, a class A misdemeanor.

Police said the incident, which took place in the town of Stockholm, was reported Sunday morning. State police said Monday that further details about the alleged incident were not available.

He was arraigned in Massena Town Court and sent to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, in lieu of $25,000 bail, troopers said.

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