New York State Police at Sidney arrested 35 year old James Smith of Norwich over the weekend for the class B felony of criminal sexual act 1st degree and the misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child. This arrest occurred after troopers were advised of an incident that happened in the Town of Norwich. Troopers say an investigation determined that Smith had sexual contact by forcible compulsion.

Smith was arraigned in the Town of Oxford court and was remanded to the Chenango County jail in lieu of $25,000.00 cash bail.