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Sheriff Arrest Town of Taylor Man On Attempted Sex Abuse Charges


The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation after receiving a report on alleged sex abuse that had occurred between 2021 and 2023 at an undisclosed residence in the Town of Taylor.

An investigation found 56 year old Michael A. Demott of Taylor, NY, had attempted to subject a victim to inappropriate contact on multiple occasions during the time period mentioned above. The Sheriff’s Office says the victim was known to Demott.

Demott was arrested and charged with Attempted Sex abuse in the 1st, a Felony, Attempted Sex abuse in the 2nd and 3rd, both Misdemeanors, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, also a Misdemeanor. He was arraigned on September 16th and later released.

Demott is due in the Town of Taylor Town Court today.

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