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Gilboa man accused of having sexual contact with 14-year-old

Gilboa man accused of having sexual contact with 14-year-old

He was held on $10,000 bail
Gilboa man accused of having sexual contact with 14-year-old
Christopher Machia.
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GILBOA — An investigation into inappropriate computer activity has resulted in sex crime charges against a Gilboa man.

Christopher Machia, 30, faces three counts each of second-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as one count of second-degree sexual abuse, according to the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office. The charges accuse Machia of having inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old, according to the sheriff's report.

Machia was arrested earlier this month, arraigned and ordered held on $10,000 bail.

Sheriff's officials are asking anyone who may have information about Machia or other victims to contact investigators at 518-295-2217.

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