Man charged with felony sexual abuse

A local man was jailed last week amid allegations he had sexual conduct with a 4-year-old child last year.

Joseph Choppy, 29, of Whitehall was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, following an investigation by state police.

He was accused of having sexual conduct with the child at a home in Dresden last June.

Choppy was arraigned in Whitehall Village Court and sent to Washington County jail in lieu of bail.

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