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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Police arrest suspicious man near Genesee Valley school - UPDATED

State police investigated a suspicious person complaint Wednesday night in the Town of Amity. According to the state police blotter, the arrest location was listed as 1 Jaguar Drive, which is the address for the Genesee Valley school. Troopers said they charged Robert G. Lincoln, 72, of Grandbury, Texas with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned and committed to the Allegany County Jail. Bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. State Police Public Information Officer Trooper James O'Callaghan said this morning that he had no additional information on the arrest or the circumstances of the event. He said additional information would be provided when he receives it.
UPDATE 12:19 p.m.- State police have provided additional information into the arrest. State Police Public Information Officer Trooper James O'Callaghan said the arrest stemmed from an incident at a soccer game at the school. Lincoln, 72, is accused of "inappropriately touching a 15-year-old male spectator." The teenager immediately reported the incident to police. Troopers said the suspect was not connected in any way to the school. Neither Lincoln nor the male victim were acquaintances. Police said the suspect was allegedly intoxicated.