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Trumansburg man arrested for sex abuse of child

ChilsonSeneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested David A. Chilson, age 36, of 3 Eldorado Drive, Apt. #4, Trumansburg, New York. Chilson is charged with one count of Course of Sexual Conduct against a child in the First Degree, two counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, and four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.The charge of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree stems from allegations that Chilson engaged in sexual activity and contact, on numerous occasions, with a female victim. These criminal acts started in July of 2006, when the victim was ten years old, and continued until August of 2010.The two charges of criminal sexual act in the first degree stem from allegations that Chilson engaged in deviant sexual conduct with another female victim. These acts occurred on two different occasions during 2008 and 2009 while the victim was ten to eleven years of age. It is further alleged that Chilson tried to solicit sexual contact from yet another female that started when she was 15 years old. These incidents occurred at locations in Seneca and Tompkins County.On the evening of December 1st 2010, Sheriff’s Investigators executed a search warrant at Chilson’s residence where evidence was recovered. According to investigators this case is still under investigation and are concerned there may be more victims. Investigators are asking anyone with information relevant to this case to contact Inv. Kipp Goodman of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office at (315) 220 3240. Chilson was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court and was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000.00 cash bail/ $20,000.00 bond. Chilson is scheduled to re- appear in the Town of Covert Court on Dec. 6, 2010 at 10:00 am to answer the charges.

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