According to Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, an Albany man has been arrested after having sexual contact with a female child.

Utica Police Investigator Fred Bruzzese, who is assigned to the Child Advocacy Center, started investigating the case on March 5, 2020.

During the investigation, it was found that Johnny Crosby, age 37, had sexual contact with a 12-year-old female child in March of 2019 while in the Town of Boonville, where Crosby was residing at the time. After several attempts to locate Crosby, an arrest warrant was issued by Oneida County Court for the charge of Criminal sexual Act in the First Degree, a Class B Felony.

On April 2, 2020, members of the United States Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force located Crosby in the Albany area where he was taken in to custody without incident. Crosby was later turned over to members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Warrants Unit.

Crosby was arraigned later that day and committed to the Oneida County Correctional Facility where he was held on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

An Order of Protection has been issued on behalf of the child and services have been offered through the Child Advocacy Center.