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Willet Man Facing Multiple Charges, Including Two Counts of Rape

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The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 25th, they received a report of sex abuse allegations that had occurred between 2019 and 2022 at an undisclosed location in the Town of Willet.

The investigation revealed that Eric Worsell, Age 52, of Willett had allegedly subjected a victim to inappropriate sexual contact on several occasions over several years. The victim was known to him.

Deputies arrested and charged him with Forcible Touching, Rape in the Second Degree, and Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree.




He was arraigned on June 26th and remanded to the Cortland County Jail with cash bail set at $4,000 and bond set at $8,000.

At the time of arraignment the incident was still under investigation with additional charges pending.

Those additional charges came on July 1st when he went to the Sheriff’s Office where he was arrested for the additional charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Rape in the Third Degree and Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree.

This victim for the additional charges is the same victim from June 25th arrest.

He was arraigned on the additional charges and released on his own recognizance.

He’s scheduled to appear on all the charges in the Town of Willet Court tomorrow. (July 7th)

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