According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a Vienna woman has been arrested after the conclusion of a sex abuse investigation.

The investigation began when members of the Child Advocacy Center were notified that a 12-year-old female child had been subjected to sexual contact by Jeremy Belden, age 40, of Vienna. The case was assigned to Sheriff’s Investigator Mark R. Chrysler. Belden was subsequently sentenced to 14 years in state prison.

Investigator Chrysler’s investigation further revealed that Belden’s live-in girlfriend, Carrie Renk, age 40, also of Vienna, had facilitated the sexual contact with the child.

On May 1, 2023, Investigator Chrysler and Sheriff’s Investigator Tyler Barnes arrested Renk at her residence.

Renk was transported to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office where she was processed and charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, which is a Class A Misdemeanor. After processing, Renk was taken to the Sheriff’s Correctional Facility where she was later arraigned at CAP Court and released on her own recognizance. Renk will appear in Vienna Court at a later date. Services have been offered to the victim and an order of protection was issued on behalf of the child.