Teen accused of having sex with young girls

Gaige W. Knapp / photo: NYSP

A North Country teen was arrested last weekend after police say he had sex with two young girls.

According to State Police, 17-year-old Gaige W. Knapp of County Route 64 in Watertown was arrested on Saturday and charged with felony sexual abuse, misdemeanor sexual abuse, harassment, and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers accuse him of having sexual contact with two girls, ages 12 and 13, in unrelated incidents in July and August of this past summer.

Gaige was arraigned in the Town of Watertown Court and released on his own recognizance pending action by a Grand Jury.