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NY town supervisor charged with molesting child

Authorities say a town supervisor in central New York has been charged with sexually abusing a child. More from WAMC's Dave Lucas

Officials tell local media outlets that state police have arrested 52-year-old Mark Scheidelman and charged him with having sexual contact with a child younger than 11 years old.

Scheidelman is supervisor for the Oneida County town of Trenton, just north of Utica. He's also a former chairman of the county Republican Committee.

He was released from the county jail after posting $25,000 bail.

It wasn't initially known if Scheidelman has a lawyer.

(C) 2012 AP

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.