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Jefferson County man arrested on sex abuse charges

Gregory W. Morse, of Clayton, has been charged with multiple sex abuse counts (New York State Police)

New York State have arrested a Jefferson County man on multiple sex abuse charges.

Gregory W. Morse, 55, of Clayton, was charged with one count of sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors.

According to police, Morse is accused of having sexual contact with a victim less than 13 years old between July 1 and Aug. 31.

The investigation was prompted by a mandatory report from the Thousand Islands Central School District, according to police.

Morse was arraigned in the Town of Clayton court and remanded to the Jefferson County Public Safety Building in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Jefferson County Child Protection Services and the Jefferson County Child Advocacy Center assisted with the investigation.

Any further information regarding the suspect should be directed to Investigator Adam Swenson at the Alexandria Bay BCI office at 315-482-2080.

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