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Johnson City Police: Man Charged with Child Assault

On Friday, a juvenile female reported to Johnson City police that an adult committed sexual crimes against her in May 2019 at a residence on North Hudson Street. Following the execution of a search warrant and recovery of evidence, Johnson City detectives arrested Jack R. Cole, age 51, of Johnson City. Cole has been charged with Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child in violation of section 130.96 of the Penal Law of the State of New York, a class A-II Felony.

It is alleged that Cole committed the crimes of Rape in the first degree and Criminal Sexual Act in the first degree against a child who is less than 13-years old. Police said the investigation is ongoing. No additional arrests are anticipated. Based on information and evidence of the case, police say this was not a random act. The defendant and victim were acquainted with each other.