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Police: Pa. man sexually abused child on Steuben County camping trip

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According to State Police, 61-year-old David Emerson was arrested after an investigation by New York and Pennsylvania State Police, along with McKean County Child Protective Services. (Photo: NYSP)

Howard, N.Y. (WHAM) - A man from Pennsylvania was arrested Saturday in connection with a sexual abuse investigation by New York State Police.

According to State Police, 61-year-old David Emerson was arrested after an investigation by New York and Pennsylvania State Police, along with McKean County Child Protective Services.

The investigation was launched on July 10 after police say Emerson had sexual contact with a child under the age of 17 during a camping trip in New York.

Emerson, who lives in Bradford, Pa., was arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse 1st, unlawful imprisonment 2nd, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Emerson was arraigned and remanded to the Steuben County Jail.

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