Man charged with sexual abuse

A Rensselaer County man was charged with sexual abuse against a child in New Lebanon. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

NEW LEBANON — A Rensselaer County man is being held in the Columbia County Jail after his arrest on charges of sexual abuse of a child in New Lebanon, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K, said Monday.

William E. Ubrich, 45, of Sand Lake, was charged by state police with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, Hicks said.

Ubrich was arrested Jan. 1 after an investigation that began Dec. 15. Police were assisted with the investigation by the Columbia County Child Advocacy Center, where it was determined Ubrich sexually abused a victim under the age of 11, Hicks said.

Ubrich was arraigned in Claverack Town Court and was taken to the Columbia County Jail, where he was held on $2,500 bail, pending a future court appearance in New Lebanon Town Court.

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