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November 7, 2012

Saranac Lake man charged with sex abuse

SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man has been charged with sexually abusing a woman.

John B. Sovey, 45, was arrested Monday afternoon following police investigation of an incident that allegedly occurred on Saturday.

Saranac Lake Village Police said Sovey forced his hand into the pants of a woman and when told to stop, forcibly touched her genitals.

Sovey was charged with first-degree sex abuse.

He was arraigned in Saranac Lake Village Court before Village Justice McLaughlin and was sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Sovey had not posted bail as of Monday evening.

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