Local man jailed for sex crime

QUEENSBURY - Alaric B. Benson, 23, of Homestead Village Mobile Home Park, was charged with a felony count of third-degree criminal sexual act and four misdemeanor charges after an investigation by state police revealed that he allegedly had sexual contact with two 15 year old girls.

Benson knows the mother of one of the girls, having met her online, and had sexual contact with them in his Adirondack Street home last weekend, State Police said.

In addition to the felony count, Benson was charged with misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

He was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail.

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