Collins Man Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Four-Year-Old Girl

COLLINS-A 53-year-old Collins man is accused of inappropriately touching a four-year-old girl in her pelvic area according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives reportedly arrested Richard Smith last Thursday after receiving a tip from the New York State Child Abuse Hotline.¬†Detectives Parisi and Nelson-Gerken reportedly worked with an Erie County Child Protection Services employee and interviewed the 4-year-old female and parent and discovered Smith’s alleged actions.

Smith was charged with performing a criminal sexual act with a victim less than 11-years-old and a class-A misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a child. Smith is remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.