According to Oneida County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, an Oswego County man has been arrested by members of the Child Advocacy Center for attempting to meet a child for the purpose of having sexual contact with the child. Eric Peacock, 49, of Richland has been charged with Attempted Criminal Sexual Act 3rd.

An investigation revealed that between February 2021 and June 2021, Peacock engaged in conversation with a male, whom he believed to be 15 years old, via Facebook. On 06/05/2021 Peacock responded to a location in the Village of Camden for the purpose of engaging in sexual contact with the perceived child. Upon Peacock’s arrival at that location, he was confronted by an adult male who had been posing as the 15-year-old male. The incident was then reported to the Sheriff’s Office before being assigned to Sheriff’s Office investigator Ryan Marshall.

On 07/30/2021 Sheriff’s Office investigator’s Ryan Marshall, and Mark Chrysler, who are assigned to the Child Advocacy Center, arrested Peacock at his home in Richland in Oswego County. Peacock was transported to the Law Enforcement Building where he was processed, and is currently awaiting arraignment at CAP court.