Man charged with sexual abuse

An Orange County man has been charged with sexual abuse in Philmont. Contributed photo

PHILMONT — An Orange County man is in the Columbia County Jail after being charged with sexual abuse in Philmont, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K said Monday.

John E. Suchomel, 55, of Monroe, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, Hicks said.

On Sept. 3, state police received a tip that Suchomel had sexually abused a child under the age of 13 in the village of Philmont, Hicks said.

Police would not disclose the relationship between Suchomel and the child.

Following an investigation by state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), Suchomel was arrested Sept. 4.

Suchomel was arraigned in the Village of Philmont Court and taken to the Columbia County Jail, where he is being held on $2,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond, Hicks said. He is next scheduled to appear in Philmont Court on Sept. 9, Hicks said.

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