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Press Release - Rape/ predatory Sexual Assault

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Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of two subjects in a child sexual abuse case. Investigator's report that on 03/09/2017 Jacqueline E. Cady, age 32 of Odell Road in the Town of Junius was taken into custody during an investigation of possible child abuse. As a part of that investigation, James M. Mahaney, age 46, of Odell Road in the Town of Junius was also taken into custody. Due to results of this investigation Jacqueline Cady was charged on March 10th 2017 with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly allowing James M. Mahaney to engage in sexual activity with a child less than seventeen years old. Jacqueline Cady appeared before the Town of Junius Court for an arraignment on the charge at which time she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000.00 cash bail or $6,000.00 secured bond. She is scheduled to re-appear before the court on March 16th, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

On March 10th 2017, James M. Mahaney was charged with one count of Rape in the first degree for engaging in sexual intercourse with a three year old female victim during the evening of March 7th 2016. Mahaney was arraigned before the Junius Town Court on this charge and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail or $10,000.00 secured bond. Mahaney was scheduled at that time to re-appear before the Junius Town Court on March 15th 2017 at 3:00 pm.

On March 11th 2017, James M. Mahaney was returned to the Junius Town Court for another arraignment. During that arraignment, Mahaney was formally arraigned on  the following charges.                  -Predatory Sexual Assault Class "A-II" felony (3 counts)                      -Criminal Sexual Act 1st degree Class "B" felony (2 counts)                -Sexual Abuse 1st degree Class "D" felony (2 counts)                         These charges stem from multiple incidents in which it is alleged that James M. Mahaney had sexual intercourse or contact with two female victims age 3 years old and 6 years old between the dates of January 2nd 2017 and March 7th 2017. 

After the arraignment on these charges, James M. Mahaney was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility with no bail. Mahaney is scheduled to re-appear on March 15th 2017 at 3:00pm for further proceedings in this case.                                                         Complete Class "A" stay away order's of protection were issued to both suspects involved for the protection of both victims and also a third child. The Sheriff's Office was assisted in this case by Seneca County Child Protection Services and the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes.                                                                                        This investigation is still ongoing. 

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