Man charged with child sex abuse, cruelty to animals

Man charged with child sex abuse, cruelty to animals

GAINESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old western New York man has been charged with sexually abusing two girls and neglecting four puppies kept in a cage at his rural home.

State police say arrested Robert DeCarr of Gainesville last weekend and charged him with sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl in 2006 and a 13-year-old girl in May.

Troopers say when they arrived at his town of Gainesville home to arrest him, they found a cage on the porch with three emaciated puppies and one dead puppy inside. Police say he and a 20-year-old man living at the home were both charged with cruelty to animals and neglect of an animal.

DeCarr is being held in the Wyoming County Jail on $50,000 bail. It couldn't immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

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