Sangerfield man accused of sexual contact with underage girl


Snagerfield man accused of sexual contact with underage girl

SANGERFIELD, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara is reporting that a Sangerfield man has been arrested for having sexual contact with an underage female child.

On July 13, 2021, Investigators from the Child advocacy Center and Oneida County Sheriff’s Department arrested 38-year-old Shawn Lyon at his residence in Sangerfield.

The investigation began on June 26, 2021, when the Sheriff’s Patrol received a report that Lyon was having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl. The Child Advocacy Center was notified about the complaint, who then assigned an Oneida County Sheriff’s Investigator to the case.

During the investigation that followed, it was learned that the alleged sexual contact took place from April to May of 2021.

Lyon was transported to the Sheriff’s Office and charged with the following:

  • One count of Rape in the 3rd Degree (Class E felony)

Lyon was arraigned at Central Arraignment court and is currently being held on $2,000 cash bail and $6,000 Bond.

An order of protection has been issued and the victim has been offered services through the CAC. 

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