Hamden man arrested for child sexual abuse

Daniel JoslinA Hamden man has been arrested and charged with committing multiple acts of child sexual abuse. Police say the alleged acts were committed several times over the course of the last decade, and involve multiple victims.

On Thursday, May 10, Delaware County sheriff's deputies arrested 50-year-old Daniel G. Joslin on the following charges:

- Two counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the first degree (class B felony)

-Two counts of Rape in the first degree (class B felony)

-One count of Sexual Abuse in the first degree (class D felony)

-One count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the first degree (class B felony)

According to New York State law, a charge of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, if the defendant is over 18 years old, means that the defendant is alleged to have engaged in "two or more acts of sexual conduct, which includes at least one act of sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse or aggravated sexual contact, with a child less than thirteen years old," over the course of at least three months.

Lieutenant Tim Buckley said that because of the age of the victims involved, little information is being released about the case.

"It was a grand jury indictment. The investigation has been going on for quite awhile," he said.

Joslin was apprehended pursuant to a county court arrest and search warrant executed by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the New York State Police.

Joslin was arraigned in front of Judge Carl Becker and remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in front of Judge Becker on May 15th, 2012.

Photo: Daniel G. Joslin. Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.