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North Carolina man charged with abusing two additional children


A man arrested last week at his home in Waxhaw, N.C., and accused of sex crimes against two children in Oswego County, was arrested Thursday on additional charges alleging that he abused two other children.

William A. Bates-Congdon, 49, was arrested at the Oswego County jail where he was being held on the previous charges.

Following an investigation, Mr. Bates-Congdon was charged Thursday with abusing two victims, who were both younger than 11 at the time of the offenses, Oswego County sheriff’s deputies said.

From spring 1997 until March 2000, Mr. Bates-Congdon engaged in numerous acts of oral sexual conduct with the first victim, deputies said. In those incidents, he was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, both class B felonies.

On a different occasion and with a different child, he engaged in sexual contact with the victim, deputies said. That alleged abuse spanned the summer of 2005. On those allegations, he was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony.

These incidents occurred in the town of Scriba, as did two other cases of sexual conduct with which he was charged May 16.

On that day, he was charged with 12 felony sex crime charges, alleging that he had sexual contact from 2001 to 2003 with a boy who was 7 years old at the time the abuse began, as well as a 12-year-old boy. The latter incident occurred from 2004 to 2005, deputies said.

He was arraigned in Scriba Town Court and sent back to the jail on $100,000 cash bail.

An investigation into the incidents remains active. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office at 315-349-3411.

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