Canisteo man charged with sexual abuse, endangering welfare of a child

New York State Police tell us that a Canisteo man was charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into possible child abuse.

Troopers tell us that 26-year-old Patrick Runyan was arrested on Saturday. They tell us that Runyan is accused of “intentionally and repeatedly” subjecting a 15-year-old to sexual contact. This was allegedly done on fourteen separate occasions, from January to March, at a Village of Canisteo residence.

According to troopers, Runyan was charged with fourteen counts each of sexual abuse in the third degree, as well as endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned and remanded to the Steuben County Jail, which was done in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 property bond.

They say he is scheduled to be in the Village of Canisteo Court at 8:00 a.m. on March 24.