COLLINS, N.Y. -- A man from the Town of Collins is accused of a sex crime against a child.
Richard Smith, 53, was arrested by the Erie County Sheriff's Office last week after investigators received a tip from the New York State Child Abuse Hotline.
Investigators worked with Erie County Child Protection Services to interview the four-year-old victim and her parent. They say Smith allegedly touched the four-year-old child in her pelvic area.
Smith is charged with criminal sexual act with a victim less than 11-years-old and endangering the welfare of a child. Smith was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on $50,000 cash bail.
The New York State Child Abuse Hotline receives calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-342-3720.