Child manipulated to fabricate sexual allegations against innocent man

Crime

UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man in Clayville has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a minor after giving false information to investigators.

On August 29th, the New York Mills Police Department received a call from Brett Nowlan who reported that an unnamed man was allegedly having sexual contact with a 17-year-old child. Due to the young age, the case was handed over to the OCSO and the Child Advocacy Center.

After conducting a more thorough investigation, rather than confirming that the allegations were true, it was learned that child involved was in-fact directed by Nowlan to “fabricate” the story of sexual abuse against the unnamed man.

On October 1st, 41-year-old Brett Nowlan of Clayville was arrested and charged with the following:

  • One Count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class A Misdemeanor)

He has been arraigned at the Utica City Court and released on his own recognizance. 

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