Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rocco Irish Arrested for Sexually Molesting 13-year-old

A 68-year-old Pattersonville man was arrested and charged over the weekend with sexually molesting a 13-year-old girl, according to state police.

Rocco Irish faces sexual abuse and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Authorities were tipped off to the alleged abuse by the county Child Protective Services prompting a six-week joint investigation by state police and the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office. Irish was arraigned in Princetown Town Court and released on $1,500 bail pending a future court appearance. The judge ordered him to stay away from the teen.

The probe is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call the Princetown barracks at 630-1700.

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