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Madrid teenager jailed on sexual abuse charge

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MADRID — State police charged Tyler J. Moulton, 19, of Madrid with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred on the afternoon of June 27 in the town of Madrid.

Moulton allegedly had sexual contact with a girl under 7 years of age.

He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald T. Sharlow and was sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, with bail set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

The incident came to light when the young girl shared details of the case with family members in early July. The mother told state police investigators that she confronted Moulton about the allegations and he admitted he had molested her daughter. He told the girl’s mother that he had an addiction to pornography and masturbation. Moulton knew the family through church.

Moulton was previously sentenced in 2011 for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl on Thanksgiving Day 2009. He was sentenced to spend 60 days in jail and serve 10 years’ probation.

He pleaded guilty to the charge April 15, 2011.

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