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Fort Drum soldier arrested on sex abuse charges

Fort Drum. (Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs Photo)
October 17, 2021

A Fort Drum soldier was arrested on sex abuse charges in Jefferson County Monday.

Dalton J. Rivers, 21, is accused of having sexual contact with a girl under the age of 11-years-old at a residence in the town of LeRay, according to a news release from New York State Police.

Police are not releasing the age of the child to avoid identifying her, state police spokesperson Trooper Jack Keller said.

Rivers is charged with first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, troopers said.

He was arraigned in the town of Pamelia Court and released into the custody of Fort Drum Military Police, troopers said.


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