Central New York News
4:44 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

NY town supervisor charged with molesting child

Authorities say a town supervisor in central New York has been charged with sexually abusing a child. More from WAMC's Dave Lucas

Officials tell local media outlets that state police have arrested 52-year-old Mark Scheidelman and charged him with having sexual contact with a child younger than 11 years old.

Scheidelman is supervisor for the Oneida County town of Trenton, just north of Utica. He's also a former chairman of the county Republican Committee.

He was released from the county jail after posting $25,000 bail.

It wasn't initially known if Scheidelman has a lawyer.

(C) 2012 AP