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August 29, 2013

North Bangor man charged in child-sex case

BANGOR — A 50-year-old North Bangor man was charged Tuesday with child sex abuse.

Paul A. Tallman faces charges of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigator Brian Mulverhill declined to release the name, age or gender of the children involved to protect their identity.

The investigation began on Aug. 26, when the alleged sexual abuse was reported, said Mulverhill.

The abuse involved two children, and the sexual conduct happened in the Town of Bangor, Mulverhill said.

Sexual conduct can mean sexual intercourse or oral or anal sexual conduct, according to New York State Penal and Criminal Procedure Law.

A person is guilty of second-degree sexual conduct against a child when he or she engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child younger than 11 years old or if the alleged perpetrator, being at least 18 years old, engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child younger than 13, the law states.

For Tallman’s charge, the conduct must happen over a period of three or more months, according to the law.

Tallman was arraigned in Bangor Town Court and taken to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond.

He remained in County Jail Wednesday and is scheduled to return to Bangor Town Court of Sept. 9, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.comTwitter: @FeliciaKrieg

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