Man charged with multiple felonies after alleged child sex abuse

Robert Knapp / photo: CCSO

A Cayuga County man is under arrest after police say he sexually abused a child.

According to the Cayuga County Sheriff TMs Office, deputies responded to a report of sexual abuse of a child in the Town of Locke on Tuesday. After an investigation, deputies say they determined that 35-year-old Robert Knapp of Old Genoa Road in Locke was having inappropriate sexual contact with a three year old girl.

Knapp is charged with one count of felony first degree rape, two counts of felony first degree criminal sexual act, one count of felony third degree aggravated sexual abuse, and one count of felony first degree sexual abuse. He was arraigned in the Town of Moravia Court and sent to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 secured bond.

Anyone with any information related to this case is asked to call the sheriff TMs office at 315-253-1610.