MACOMB St. Lawrence County sheriffs investigators on Tuesday charged Robert M. Petrie Jr., 43, of 6 Bailey Road, with first-degree criminal sexual act.
Deputies allege that Petrie had been engaging in sex acts with a boy under the age of 13 since July.
He was arraigned by Morristown Town Justice James Phillips and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond.
Deputies said their investigation is continuing, and further charges are pending. They said the case will be presented to a St. Lawrence County grand jury.