Police: Steuben Co. daycare worker charged with sex abuse

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Police said 36-year-old Seth McGannon had sexual contact with a child under the age of 11. (NYSP photo)

Painted Post, N.Y. (WHAM) - State Police arrested a man from Steuben County on Tuesday for sexually abusing a child at a daycare.

Troopers said they launched a three-month investigation after receiving information about sexual abuse at the daycare.

Police said 36-year-old Seth McGannon had sexual contact with at least two children under the age of 11. McGannon was employed at the daycare as a teacher for three years. He had a Master's Degree in Education. When the investigation first began, troopers said McGannon was placed on administrative leave.

The CEO of the daycare confirmed to 13WHAM News that McGannon was terminated from his job in November.

McGannon was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned and released from jail.

He is expected to return on March 7 for further court proceedings.

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services and the Steuben County Child Protective Services helped police with the investigation.