Schoharie County

Troopers: Schoharie man sexually abused child

Troopers arrested him Friday
Shane P. Borst
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Shane P. Borst

SCHOHARIE — A Schoharie man has been charged with engaging in sexual contact with a child younger than 13, state police said.

Shane P. Borst, 51, was charged Friday with one count each of first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree sexual abuse, both felonies, along with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

If convicted of the top count against him, Borst faces up to 25 years in state prison.

The investigation began Nov. 9 after state police received information about the possible sexual abuse of a child in Cobleskill. Troopers determined Borst to be the person responsible and that he abused the child over a one-year period, troopers said.

Borst was arraigned and ordered held at the Schoharie County Jail.

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