A Junius man is facing seven felony charges related to a child sex abuse investigation, in which he is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with two victims between 3- and 6-years-old.
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that two Junius residents were arrested on March 9th following the launch of an investigation into sex abuse of a minor.
Jacqueline E. Cady, 32, of Junius was taken into custody for possible child abuse, according to investigators. James M. Mahaney, 46, also of Junius was taken into custody, which resulted in the following charges for the pair, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Cady was charged with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly allowing Mahaney to engage in sexual activity with a child less than 17-years-old. She was arraigned in Junius Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 secured bond.
On March 10th, Mahaney was charged with first-degree rape for engaging in sexual intercourse with a three-year-old female victim during the evening of March 7th, according to deputies.
He was arraigned the following day in Junius Town Court he was charged with the following formally:
– Three counts of predatory sexual assault – Class A felonies;
– Two counts of first-degree sexual act – Class B felonies;
– Two counts of first-degree sexual abuse – Class D felonies.
Luce says the charges stem from incidents where Mahaney allegedly had sexual intercourse or contact with two female victims — ages 3- and 6-years-old since January.
After arraignment, deputies say Mahaney was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility with no bail. He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 15th.
Stay away orders of protection have been issued for all parties involved. The investigation is ongoing, according to Luce. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes, as well as the Seneca County Child Protection Services.