Wawarsing man charged with sexual abuse

A 27-year-old Warwarsing man faces multiple misdemeanor offenses after being arrested for allegedly touching a 13-year-old girl in a sexual manner.

Thomas J. Decker was arrested by the Ulster County Family Violence Investigation Unit on Tuesday, June 12 for forcible touching, sexual abuse in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a New York State Police press release.

The Ulster County Family Violence Unit consists of members of the New York State Police, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, the town of Ulster police department and Ulster County Child Protective Services.

Decker will appear in the town of Wawarsing court on June 22. The case has been referred to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office Special Victims Bureau.