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Brantingham man jailed on sexual abuse charges

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BRANTINGHAM — A Brantingham man was arrested Thursday on charges that he had sexual contact with underage girls on a few different occasions.

State police charged Derek J. Bush, 22, of 5545 Linda Place Road, with three counts apiece of third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child and a single count of third-degree rape.

He was arraigned before Greig Town Justice Owen R. Williams and sent to Lewis County jail, Lowville, with bail set at $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond.

He was accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl in April in the town of New Bremen, a 16-year-old girl in August in the town of Greig and a 14-year-old girl in October in the town of Watson.

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