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Man Sexually Abused Two Victims In Area, Sheriff Says

Felix M. Medina Jr.
Felix M. Medina Jr. Photo Credit: Dutchess County Sheriff's Office

A 24-year-old man has been arrested for sexually abusing an adult and a child in the town of Wappinger, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

Felix M. Medina Jr., of New York City, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a sexual abuse investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau, said Capt. John Watterson.

According to Watterson, Medina, who has ties to Dutchess County, is accused of subjecting the victims to inappropriate sexual contact and that the victims were not random.

"At this time there doesn’t appear to be any danger to the community," he said.

All further details about the case and the victims are being withheld to protect their privacy.

Medina was charged with felony sexual abuse and sexual abuse and is being without bail at the Dutchess County Jail.

He is scheduled to appear in court on April 19.

Anyone with information about the case or similar incidents involving Medina are urged to contact Det. Ben Sistarenik at (845) 486-3833.

The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tip line at (845) 605-CLUE (2583) or dcsotips@gmail.com . All information will be kept confidential.

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