Former Clayton mayor, 78, accused of engaging in sex acts with 14-year-old

Jefferson County

A Jefferson County man is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old victim over the course of three years, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say 78-year-old Dale Kenyon, of Clayton, has been indicted on 22 counts of third-degree Criminal Sexual Act for the alleged abuse.

Kenyon is accused of engaging in sex acts with a 14-year-old in 2009 and continuing through 2012, according to the Sheriff's Office.

WWNY in Watertown reports Kenyon is a former mayor of the village of Clayton.

Kenyon was arraigned Thursday and sent to the Jefferson County Jail on $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond.

Deputies ask anyone with information that can help their ongoing investigation to call Det. Judy Goodman at 315-786-2677.

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