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Homer Man Charged With Sex Abuse of Minor


A report of a sexual abuse allegation was received by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office back in December of last year. The abuse reportedly took place at an undisclosed location within the Town of Homer.

An investigation by officers determined 65 year old Dale L. Phillips Sr. of Homer, has subjected one victim to inappropriate sexual contact on one occasion in December. The Sheriff’s Office says the victim knew Phillips Sr.

Phillips Sr. was arrested on May 24th on an arrest warrant with charges of Sexual Abuse in the 1st, a Felony, Forcible Touching, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both Misdemeanors. He was arraigned the same day and released on his own recognizance.

Phillips Sr. is due in Homer Town Court next week.

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