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Oswego Co. man accused of injuring two children under 7, hitting one with tent pole

Joshua Hare/ Oswego County Sheriff's Office

An Oswego County man has been charged for allegedly injuring two children, according to the Oswego County Sheriff's Office.

Undersheriff Gene Sullivan says the charges came after deputies investigated allegations that Joshua Hare, 24, had caused visible bruises and marks on two children under 7 years old in the Town of Mexico.

The investigation led deputies to charge Hare with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of second-degree Assault; Sullivan said the assault charge stemmed from an allegation that Hare had struck one of the children with a tent pole.

Hare was arraigned in the Town of Mexico Court and sent to the Oswego County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, according to deputies. He's due back in court on July 18.

Undersheriff Sullivan said deputies encouraged a caregiver for the children to seek a medical evaluation for their injuries.

At the same time, Hare was also arrested on a Felony Bench Warrant issued by the Oswego County Court. For that he was sent to the Oswego County Jail without bail, the Sheriff's Office said.

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