A Fleming man was arrested Sunday for repeatedly sexually abusing a child over about a two-year period, Auburn police announced Monday morning.
A lengthy investigation resulted in the arrest of Patrick E. Jackson Sunday morning. The investigation began after the child victim accused Jackson of repeated sexual abuse, the Auburn Police Department said in a release. He was located by APD members in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals felony warrant detail.
Jackson was also found in possession of child pornography. Several phones and computers were seized as evidence when the search warrant was executed at Jackson's 6050 South St. Road apartment. After forensic analysis by the state police's Computer Crimes Unit, at least one image of a child engaged in sexual conduct was found on one of his computers.
The 33-year-old man is facing two felonies and a misdemeanor charge. He was charged with first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a class B felony; possessing a sexual performance of a child, a class E felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.
According to Jackson's charge, the child he abused was under 11 years old. Police said the abuse took place from 2012 to 2014. The incident was reported by the child's family and the investigation began in December 2017.
Jackson was arraigned in Auburn City Court this morning and remanded to Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond bail. He is due back in court Feb. 7.