Collins Man Arrested For Sex Act With 4-Year-Old

Modified: November 21, 2017 10:17am


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Tip Received from NYS Child Abuse Hotline 

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Detectives have arrested Richard Smith, 53 of Collins, on November 16 after receiving a tip from the New York State Child Abuse Hotline. 

Detectives Parisi and Nelson-Gerken worked with an Erie County Child Protection Services employee and interviewed the 4-year-old female and parent and discovered Smith inappropriately touched the girl in her pelvic area. 

Detectives arrested Smith and charged him with a felony count of a criminal sexual act with a victim less than 11-years-old and a class-A misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a child.  Smith is remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on $50,000.00 cash bail or $100,000.00 bond.