According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, 77-year-old Edward Madill of Rome, has been arrested for having sexual contact with a 15-year-old male child in the City of Rome in November of 2022.

Rome Police Detective Alex Sypniewski and Oneida County Sheriff’s Investigator Mark Chrysler who are assigned to the Child Advocacy Center, conducted the investigation, and arrested Madill on July 11, 2023.

Madill was charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the 3rd Degree, a Class E Felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor.

After processing, Madill was arraigned in Rome City Court and transported to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Correctional Facility where he was remanded to the facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond

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